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Postby kolean » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:29 pm

Now as far as superpowers. I do not understand where you are going with this. Do you mean like the superpowers that is portrayed in Marvel comic books? Or just the non-exciting superpowers that some people already have today? The olfactory development of a bloodhound in wine tasters and perfumers? Or empaths that can make you feel better instantly by taking your hand and talking to you? Or the amazing Guinness World Record people who can move trucks with their teeth? Or the other feats that are seen everyday. These are all physical attributes that are enhanced in some people, thru genetics and the right environments to support it.

Now, reasoning powers of the brain have yet to be elucidated on different realms. We again say that we only use so much of our brain because of our NMR tests and other mechanical machines used to detect activity. But again, these machines may be very elemental in testing the abilities of our brain matter. Please do not think we are only using 5% or 10% or even 25% of our brain just because we can't physically test all the realms yet.
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Postby jwalin » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:25 pm

wait
we are taught about junk DNA
very much

could someone shed some light
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Postby TheVirus » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:49 pm

JackBean wrote:http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=intron
http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=operon

How that you don't know that? What is your major?

I started studying biology two months ago. :roll:
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Postby kolean » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:52 pm

Just curious, but what do you think 'junk' DNA is exactly? Like explain what 'junk' in the context of DNA is suppose to be technically explained.
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Postby TheVirus » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:57 pm

kolean wrote:Now as far as superpowers. I do not understand where you are going with this. Do you mean like the superpowers that is portrayed in Marvel comic books? Or just the non-exciting superpowers that some people already have today? The olfactory development of a bloodhound in wine tasters and perfumers? Or empaths that can make you feel better instantly by taking your hand and talking to you? Or the amazing Guinness World Record people who can move trucks with their teeth? Or the other feats that are seen everyday. These are all physical attributes that are enhanced in some people, thru genetics and the right environments to support it.

I meant some middle ground. Things that we don't do already but might be able to develop, as you said, through genetics and the right environments to support it. What i had in mind was trying to discuss which of these "abilities" are possible to have somehow. For example: "Turning ourselves into rocks: impossible. Breathing underwater: if we sometime develop gills..." Think of something like that. Or if you think of a better idea, please share.
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Postby JackBean » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:47 am

Virus: really? What class or school do you go to?

kolean: as junk DNA is usually refered that DNA, which does not code for proteins and seemed to have no function

jwalin: look for siRNA, miRNA and all that stuff. From the human genome is transcribed vast majority, althrough only minor part codes for proteins. The rest has some regulatory function, which we do not understand exactlly yet.
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Postby TheVirus » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:50 am

JackBean wrote:Virus: really? What class or school do you go to?

You sound shocked!
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Postby JackBean » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:34 am

No, I'm not O:-) :lol:
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Postby TheVirus » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:41 pm

JackBean wrote:No, I'm not O:-) :lol:

Right... :lol:
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Postby kolean » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:52 pm

Well my ambition is to make limbs regrow again (or regenerate any organ, tissue, or even cell types from original genome). Could that be an ability?
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Postby TheVirus » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:18 pm

That would definitely count as an ability. What are you planning to do? Take a starfish's DNA and graft it into your own genome?
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Postby jwalin » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:24 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
impossible



just impossible



if were in a zygote then maybe
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