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The Human Genome

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The Human Genome

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Postby XFool » June 9th, 2021, 6:57 pm

20 years after the human genome was first sequenced, dangerous gene myths abound

The Guardian

Misleading rhetoric has fuelled the belief that our genetic code is an ‘instruction book’ – but it’s far more interesting than that

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Re: The Human Genome

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Postby ReformedCharacter » June 9th, 2021, 7:39 pm

XFool wrote:20 years after the human genome was first sequenced, dangerous gene myths abound

The Guardian

Misleading rhetoric has fuelled the belief that our genetic code is an ‘instruction book’ – but it’s far more interesting than that

I didn't study biology to a very high level but I was taught the 'instruction book' version, so I've been interested to find out about Epigenetics, a well known example being the Dutch Famine:

The Famine Ended 70 Years Ago, but Dutch Genes Still Bear Scars

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/31/science/dutch-famine-genes.html

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