[LMB] Gene cleaning and ACC

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 07:16:55 GMT 2017

I wonder what they would have done if Count Vormuir had used random men's
sperm rather than his own?

And I still think that bringing my mother (and some other women I know)
along to investigate the girl-garden would be a lot of fun.  Mom would have
taken one look and gone "AWWW!"  And then, as a very experienced teacher
(including pre-school) and child psychologist (before anybody comments on
THAT, I will say that I am aware of the saying that the cobbler's children
are the worst-shod in the village) she'd be checking the place out to see
that it was suitable.  And giving Count Vormuir lots of suggestions.

Meanwhile, _I_ would be enjoying some peace and quiet.

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 6:48 PM, Robert Woodward <robertaw at drizzle.com>

> > On Nov 13, 2017, at 12:12 PM, Kevin Kennedy <kevink45 at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > ACC is my current paperback carried in purse to read when standing in
> line, in doctor's waiting room, etc. I've just gotten to the bit where
> Miles, Mark and Ekaterin are in the library & Miles is describing Count
> Vormuir's scheme to draw new people to his district.  He's got 30 uterine
> replicators & some eggs from  a clinic's discard bin.  Miles has just said
> that so far there have been 88 live births with 30 more on the way. Now
> these have been  for all possible problems to begin with, anyone want to
> speculate on why there hasn't been 90 live births?  What happened to the 2
> missing embryos? A new mutation or a new pairing of existing genes that
> doesn't work, or something else. Whichever, It will always be a process
> that needs tweaking.\
> It could had been something as simple as 2 different replicators needed
> extra maintenance and missed the first cycle (or the 2nd).
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