[LMB] My Reformat of Pouncer's Post on Junk DNA

Marc Wilson 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>
wrote:

>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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