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Genes that make bones mallable

Postby edser » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:41 pm

Are there any genes that make bones mallable?
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Postby TheTosh » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:51 pm

Hmmm...that is very difficult to say....such a complicated phenotype would probably require a group of genes or a mutation of them.
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Postby mith » Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:03 am

Perhaps you mean flexible? Malleable means being able to be hammered into thin sheets.
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Postby edser » Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:09 am

Yes flexible is a better word.
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:35 pm

The genes that create the enzymes which catalise the creation of osein. If they mutate, you have a desease that makes the bones far easier to brake. Depending on how many of the enzymes are missing, the desease has 4 possible conditions. This is sorta what you are looking for, though the bones are not exactly flexible. An incomplete osteogenesis could result into flexible bones
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Postby b_d_41501 » Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:00 pm

Is someone subtly trying to hint at a Mr. Fantastic proof again?
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Postby edser » Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:49 pm

Not this time. I just wanted to know if there is some people who'se bones are flexible and not their connective tisue.
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Postby b_d_41501 » Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:22 am

Would be a very cool trait, and one that would encourage the survival of the species I'm guessing. Interesting.
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Postby chemistry_freako » Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:04 am

Yea..if u do manage to find someone with flexible bones instead of the cartilages - do let us know - it'll be interesting :D
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Postby b_d_41501 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:31 pm

Hey..............some guy just came up to me today like this at the store.
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:37 pm

And if his bones were flexible how did he walk? :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Postby b_d_41501 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:47 pm

I didn't say he was walking, he just came up to me. :wink:
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