[LMB] Rian's gift to Miles? (A bit of a spoiler relating to Cetaganda)

Greg Hennessy greg.hennessy at cox.net
Sun May 7 17:33:59 BST 2006


If the hair has a bit of skin on the end (called a tag) you can get DNA
from the skin, which is subtlely different from getting it from the
hair.



On Sun, 2006-05-07 at 17:30 +0100, Ibis wrote:
> Are you sure?  I was just reading the conclusive chapters to a book about
> the Bourbons which described how the DNA of one of the Bourbon pretenders
> was compared with the DNA from hair samples from Marie-Antoinette's sisters.
> 
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> On 06/05/06, Jenny Sessions <sessiojr at uwec.edu> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Lucie Tuan wrote:
> > > I was re-reading Cetaganda, and this question came upon me.
> > > If it has been asked before, I apologize. Couldn't find the answer in
> > FAQ:(
> > >
> > > So there was Rian, giving Miles a long, long lock of her hair. I would
> > think
> > > that since Cetagandans are so concerned about their genome, giving out a
> > > part of their physical tissue that contains their genes would be a
> > serious
> > > and intense ritual.
> > >
> > Except that hair doesn't contain DNA.  I would love to see some more
> > interaction with the Haut Empress Rian, but Miles is too much of an
> > outsider, a foreigner and an erstwhile enemy for him to have much more
> > intimate contact with the Empress.
> >
> > Jenny Sessions
> >
> > "Politicians hunger for the 80/20 issues. But who among the eighty, will
> > stand up for the twenty?"
> > President Bartlet and Senator Stackhouse, "the West Wing"
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