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PostSubject: Genestealers are real!   Tue 12 Jan 2010 - 16:25

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100112/sc_livescience/surprisingseaslugishalfplanthalfanimal

In case the article gets moved, here's the relevant part: some green sea slugs do actually steal genetic materials and chloroplasts from algae, enough that they can carry on their own photosynthesis, and pass on the genetic material (though not the chloroplasts) to their own children!
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PostSubject: Re: Genestealers are real!   Tue 12 Jan 2010 - 18:12

Now we just need to figure out how to artificially induce this into humanity.

Voila! Captain Kirk's green girlfriend!
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PostSubject: Re: Genestealers are real!   Wed 13 Jan 2010 - 12:11

That is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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PostSubject: Re: Genestealers are real!   Wed 13 Jan 2010 - 13:16

Awesome. Amazing what kind of things you can find on planet earth.
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PostSubject: Re: Genestealers are real!   Sun 7 Feb 2010 - 19:06

wow that is some crazy scifi meets real life stuff! Thats why orks (and maybe orcs) are green by the way, photosynthesis.
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