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John Morales says
[OT but thematically related]
In the news (Australia):
‘Maeve’s Law’ passes Senate hurdle to legalising mitochondrial donation through IVF
Re: #1 John Morales
Wow! I did not know this was even a thing (or really, a bunch of related things). So, if I understand the implications of this frustratingly short article correctly, there are embryos created with, for lack of a better term, “weak” mitochrondia, yet are still able to develop into a fetus capable of surviving birth?
PZ, would you care to comment on this?
PZ Myers says
Take my class, I’ll be talking all about it last week. If you can’t wait, look up MERFF/MELAS. Survivors of the syndrome are typically heteroplasmic (they have a mix of different mitochondria), and the expression of the problems is extremely variable in different individuals.
Reginald Selkirk says
You mentioned being uncertain (or you sounded uncertain) of the dates of complete primate sequencing. As near as I can tell Google sez: gorilla 2011 chimp 2012 orang 2013.
Is that correct?
The synteny diagram between mouse and human I find especially funny.
My color sense says that human chromosome 14 -looks like- it is on mouse 12. This is not what you said. However, what colors ‘look like’ is dependent on the colors surrounding it. The human brain isn’t capable of determining a single color if it is not on its own.