Thursday, September 3, 2009

We're all mutants

It's official. The BBC reports "We're all mutants, say scientists.

Each of us has at least 100 new mutations in our DNA, according to research published in the journal Current Biology.

Scientists have been trying to get an accurate estimate of the mutation rate for over 70 years.

However, only now has it been possible to get a reliable estimate, thanks to "next generation" technology for genetic sequencing.

The findings may lead to new treatments and insights into our evolution."

So that explains why I sprouted a tentacle. I was worried for a second there.

Maybe they should set Mutant Future in the here-and-now and rename it Mutant Present.

Better yet...mutants+mecha=awesome.


Barking Alien said...

I forget the issue but Dragon Magazine had an article with rules for Mecha in Gamma World.

The issue cmae out in the mid-eighties I believe and featured ripped off mechs from the Japanese anime Orguss. In the early to mid-eighties gaming companies must have know for certain that anime would never come to the states as all robots for RPGs were practically photocopied or traced from anime art books. Newsflash, if your an older guy in Wisconsin and you have seen anime films or books, its a book bet those of us in New York, LA, San Francisco and Chicago have to.*coff* Battletech *coff*coff*

Sorry, that was also a geek rant red button for me as a teenager.

Jerry Cornelius said...

Internet says it was Dragon 101. I'll have to check it out.

TSR & FASA ripping off mecha art is almost as bad as what Disney did with the Lion King. "We'll just change his name from Kimba to Simba. They'll never notice."