[LMB] My Reformat of Pouncer's Post on Junk DNA
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Sep 7 01:40:40 BST 2020
On Sun, 30 Aug 2020 19:36:55 -0400, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com>
>Some of the 'non-coding' DNA is silenced viruses, some of it is gene
>regulatory material, some of it has no actual function but the space it
>takes up is very important - the biological equivalent of "this space
>intentionally left blank". If nothing else, the space between coding
>segments affects the chance that they'll be inherited together - the
>physical order of the genetic sequence is in some cases nearly as important
>as what the sequences themselves say.
I reckon it's the comments. :)
"Blind spot on retina- fix this in Release 3.1"
>The power and subtlety of the Blind Idiot God is beyond human
>comprehension. And despite it all, we can still come up with a few things
>it cannot. Biology doesn't seem capable of growing the parts necessary for
>the wheel, for example. It's little reason to get cocky, though.
Not at macroscale, but there are teeny little beasties with what amounts
to a propellor.
"Rosa sat so Martin could walk. Martin walked so Obama could run.
Obama is running so we all can fly." - Jay-Z.
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