[LMB] We've been discussing gene engineering on people...

Aruvqan aruvqan at gmail.com
Sat Oct 19 06:14:04 BST 2019

On 10/18/2019 1:49 AM, Eric Oppen wrote:
> If I were younger and out to make a name for myself in the sciences, I
> might do a study on alcoholism starting with throwing EVERYTHING we THINK
> we know about it overboard, junking value judgements about "willpower" and
> starting like it was something totally new under the sun, and see what I
> got.
I think that is an excellent idea. I know I have the whole redhead gene 
thing where the little blue NSAID [maprosyn] is about as effective as an 
M&M for me, but diclfenac 1% gel is a godsend, but for my friend 
Philippa it is about as useful as vaseline. She was one of the guinea 
pigs for osteo knee pain.

I have to wonder if that is why I do well drinking. I can absentmindedly 
swill my way through a bottle of schnaps over an afternoon [and when I 
realize I have done it, I have to shoot up with extra insulin to 
compensate. Very bad practice] but I don't really get tipsy, and it 
metabolizes *fast*.]

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