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Topic: Darwin's Radio - prophetic

From: Marc Cooperman
Location: New Jersey
Date: 08/19/2010


Loved your book Darwin's Radio. Thought you'd be interested in this news item I came across


concerns the activation of 'dead genes' that cause disease.


Re: Darwin's Radio - prophetic

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/24/2010

Pretty wild, huh? But there was already evidence some years back that so-called moribund or broken gene fragments could be "resurrected" and reactivated. That poly-A tail, by the by, might imply this was a transposon-copied sequence. Transposons are those famous "jumping genes."

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