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Go to: Disease Cause Is Pinpointed With Genome

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"....able to make the first direct estimate of the number of mutations, or changes in DNA, that are passed on from parent to child."
Those aren't mutations - that's where god put in the soul!

Hmm, the intersection of plummeting sequences costs with my growing income of getting a real job eventually may mean I could get my own genome sequence in maybe 10 years.

Sun, 14 Mar 2010 15:56:00 UTC | #449317

Go to: Godless Ads to Appear on Detroit Area Buses Tomorrow

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*GASP* I never thought I'd get to see these ads in person!

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 20:07:00 UTC | #446648

Go to: Houston elects openly gay mayor

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@Colwyn Abernathy
It should be noted that all this talk about how important the election is to the LGBT community is from the press, not from Parker herself. The press loves exaggeration and always has to work some sort of 'angle'. They are also the ones that chose to include a vague quote about improvement; it's not as if that was the entirety of her campaign platform.

In the interviews she's given subsequently, she has actually tried to steer the conversation towards her efforts in Houston even though interviews keep asking about being gay.

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:42:00 UTC | #423386

Go to: The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief

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Of course, with all fMRI studies we should keep in mind the 'dead salmon study':
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/fmrisalmon/

Thu, 01 Oct 2009 17:19:00 UTC | #402630

Go to: New Drake Equation To Quantify Habitability?

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I'm with George, above.
All these articles on the "probability of life" should really be called the "probability of life LIKE OURS".
Who says water is the only solvent? Who says there is such a narrow temperature range where self-replicators can form?
Life on other planets would form based on whatever conditions it evolved in; there's no reason to think our rocky, aqueous planet is the only way to do things.

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 20:58:00 UTC | #399974

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