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He's Talking About The Human Genome....

a: Genome ~
b: book

What: "Imagine that the genome is a book. There are twenty-three chapters, called CHROMOSOMES. Each chapter contains several thousand stories, called GENES. Each story is made up of paragraphs, called EXONS, which are interrupted by advertisements called INTRONS. Each paragraph is made up of words, called CODONS. Each word is written in letters called BASES." This is paraphrase from this very well written book.......

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Writer: Matt Ridley
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Date: May 7 2013 5:56 PM


Trees Don't Make Buildings....

a: Genome ~
b: the wilderness before civilization

What: "Our genome is like a landscape with lakes, mountains, and rivers, but it is not yet a community or a city full of buildings," said Haifan Lin, director of the Yale Stem Cell Center and senior author of the study. "What this system does is decide where and when to send out the masons, carpenters, and electricians to build a city or a community.

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Writer: Haifan Lin
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Date: May 7 2013 6:09 PM


Computer Analogy Is No Good....here....

a: Genome ~
b: Darwin’s tangled bank

What: "This is why computer analogies of our genome are bad. Our genome isn't a giant control panel packed with million of switches, blinking lights, buzzers, gauges, and chrome-plated knobs. Our genome is like Darwin's tangled bank, an ecosystem filled with elements that have their own agenda in mind. Function is a fluid thing. Regulatory sites wink into and out of existence. Transposable elements pick up transcription factor binding sites, giving themselves an advantage, but they spread those sites around, occasionally leaving something that, with a tweak, turns out to be useful. Function emerges from, and disappears back into the seething genomic jungle." Or dear what a mess. And by the way Darwin didn't invent anything. He just proposed a plausible mechanism for variability between species.

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Writer: Mike White
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Date: May 7 2013 6:13 PM


Too Much Information....

a: Genome ~
b: period table of elments

What: "by itself it doesn't tell you how things work-it's the first step along a road."

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Writer: Ajit Varki
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Date: May 7 2013 6:28 PM


I Just Don't Understand This ........

a: Genome ~
b: a book written in a foreign language

What: 'The genome is like a book written in a foreign language, we know the letters but cannot understand why a human genome makes a human or the mouse genome a mouse', says Professor Jussi Taipale, who led the study at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition. 'Why some individuals have higher risk to develop common diseases such as heart disease or cancer has been even less understood.'

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Writer: Jussi Taipale
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Date: May 7 2013 6:31 PM



a: genome of a virus ~
b: a trail of breadcrumbs

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"Microbes accumulate DNA mutations through time, so the genome of a virus or other pathogen is like a trail of breadcrumbs that can lead researchers back to the source of infection."


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Writer: Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun
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Date: Feb 2 2015 10:29 AM



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