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Genetic burden

Genetic burden

The genetic debt due to harmful mutation but as yet undischarged. (in a large population of fixed size every mutation with diminished genetic fitness will eventually become extinct and depending on the details of inheritance and phenotype must be paid for by a fixed number of genetic deaths per mutation, the genetic debt.)


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The Fiber Disease

... As of yet it has not been possible to investigate the impact of genetically modified microorganisms (GMMOs) on the ecosystem as a whole. ... are at a disadvantage due to additional genes, referred to as extra burden. In actual fact, GMMOs have at least a transient capacity to survive. ...

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by Skytroll
Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

GENETIC MODIFICATION SUCKS ROCKS We started out with the GM plants, then they tamnpered with ... the community have blocked efforts towards new strategies that might reduce this disease burden. Yes Systemic, you are right, our foods are loaded with poisonous chemicals….but, like ...

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by London
Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:34 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
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The Fiber Disease

... Why do debates persist over the safety of new technologies such as genetic modification and mobile phones? Why do the issues never seem to be ... action can be justified. It is not in the public interest to switch the burden of proof in this way, but it is all too likely to happen when there ...

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by London
Tue May 16, 2006 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... environment in the body that needs to be cleaned up. Real Nature is not genetically modified. Real nature need not be genetically altered. Real foods ... seeds. So, these things that are not natural to man, have created a burden for us. And yet the ph of the earth is off. So, even if I balanced ...

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by Skytroll
Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:00 am
 
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RNA as genetic material

DNA has taken over RNA as genetic material during evolution majorly due to its structural stability....my question is why some viruses still have RNA as the genetic material? Why they take the extra burden of genes coding for Reverse transcriptase when they can have DNA directly as ...

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by Lumi
Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:33 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: RNA as genetic material
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