From: Marc Cooperman
Location: New Jersey
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.
From: Greg Bear
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."