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Slow Pace of RESEARCH

Postby nooky » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:58 am

I was talking to a grad student in my lab the other day and we couldn't agree on why it take so long to discover gene regulation by RNA processing? I mean we knew about DNA and RNA decades ago why did it take so long to figure out that they can be regulated backwards?

So the grad student told me that it was Crick's fault because of his central dogma theory and got everyone going in the wrong direction. Which Ididn't agree. What do you guys think?

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Postby JackBean » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:06 am

I don't think this has something to do with the central dogma, since there is nothing about regulation, just about passing the information (think about proteins regulating all these processes, is this in the central dogma?).
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