BoingBoing posted an article today entitled Reconstructing the genome of the earliest mammal which goes on to describe how Ian Holmes, who is a bioinformatics hacker at UC Berkeley, emailed one of the writers at BoingBoing to update him on "his latest research in the mind-blowing area of 'paleogenetics'." Holmes goes on to say that he and his collaborators "recently put together a DNA sequence for the earliest mammal genome, 75 million years old".
Methinks this is beginning to sound suspiciously familiar to the bioinformatics work of Dr Liu Jiandan (aka Jian) from our FDO's masterpiece, Ancestor. Is this mere coincidence or more proof that the FDO is on the cutting edge of science? All I know is we are one step closer to fully realizing the creation of Baby McButter.
The full article can be read here.