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(Phys Org2)   A single gene mutation may have helped humans become optimal long-distance runners, especially if you haven't put that mini-fridge in by the TV yet   ( phys.org) divider line
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2018-09-12 11:22:13 PM  
Mine is next to the couch, subby. I watch all the marathons.
 
2018-09-12 11:47:00 PM  
What a single gene mutation might look like:
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2018-09-13 01:59:09 AM  
" ... report on studies of mice engineered to lack the same gene ..."

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2018-09-13 04:16:24 AM  
The optimal long-distance is between the mini-fridge and the TV.
 
2018-09-13 04:59:36 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: " ... report on studies of mice engineered to lack the same gene ..."

stoppedreadingthere.jpg


Why?
 
2018-09-13 06:54:13 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: " ... report on studies of mice engineered to lack the same gene ..."
stoppedreadingthere.jpg

ColonelCathcart: Why?

Probably because if mice had to be engineering to lack the gene then it's not a human mutation; it's just a generic mammalian one.  So either the research is bunk, or we're hearing about something fascinating through the filter of an idiot who utterly fails to grasp the concept.
 
2018-09-13 06:55:53 AM  

dragonchild: if mice had to be engineering engineered to lack the gene

FTFM.  But the genetic engineering mice may be coming for you anyway.  Watch out for them.  They come out of holes in the walls of your bedroom; the ones you don't see.
 
2018-09-13 11:15:38 AM  

dragonchild: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: " ... report on studies of mice engineered to lack the same gene ..."
stoppedreadingthere.jpg
ColonelCathcart: Why?
Probably because if mice had to be engineering to lack the gene then it's not a human mutation; it's just a generic mammalian one.  So either the research is bunk, or we're hearing about something fascinating through the filter of an idiot who utterly fails to grasp the concept.


All humanity is a mutation.
 
2018-09-13 12:16:18 PM  

dragonchild: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: " ... report on studies of mice engineered to lack the same gene ..."
stoppedreadingthere.jpg
ColonelCathcart: Why?
Probably because if mice had to be engineering to lack the gene then it's not a human mutation; it's just a generic mammalian one.  So either the research is bunk, or we're hearing about something fascinating through the filter of an idiot who utterly fails to grasp the concept.


Damn straight.  Because all of the true scientists are posting snarky comments on Fark instead of doing research.
 
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