Sunday, September 30, 2012

This is all getting too serious


Jay Alt said...

That makes me pine for the days when people with Grave's disease were contributing members of society.

Still, hypermetabolism could be advantageous for careers either as comedian or bonafide nut-job.


As a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Broderers Lord Monckton has contributed several shirts to my wardrobe.

It is monsterous to imply that his competance as a haberdasher has in any way been comromised by his affliction, unlike some other people whose heads appear ready to explode.

Hank Roberts said...

So, ya know all that stuff they thought was "silent" or "junk" DNA?

Has there been a way to keep track of any of that, even though it was considered inactive, in case it's going along with the desired gene sequences?

Now that we know it's switching and timing code, it'd be nice to be sure none of that stuff is being transferred.

Or does it have to be transferred for the intended code to operate in the new environment? Hm?