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Selfish dna

selfish DNA

(Science: molecular biology) dNA that seemingly exists only for the sake of existing and is never expressed in the phenotype.


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The Selfish Gene

... will tend to evolve, to perpetuate more successful variants. There are DNA "parasites" that copy themselves and spread the copies throughout a genome over generations. I'm not sure that the Selfish Gene is anything but an attempt to TEACH the basic concepts of selection-based ...

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by Darby
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Selfish Gene
Replies: 2
Views: 1852

Theories - Origin of Life

... - the polypeptide-nucleic technology - a self-contained database on DNA, which is implemented through the input-output - RNA into the polypeptide ... the Darwin’s Natural Selection, as well as Dawkins’s His Majesty the Selfish Gene! At the same time created by the engineering design technologies ...

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by LeoPol
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:37 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 561
Views: 894473

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... Greek gods are described throughout mythology as a bunch of squabbling, selfish immortals. Muhammad? He just offers a bunch of wisdom. Muhammad is ... of higher elements. Such as amino acids that try to combine to form DNA or proteins, but are somehow uninterrupted by another random element ...

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by aptitude
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:20 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Flaws of Life in a Tube
Replies: 41
Views: 40832

Flaws of Life in a Tube

... Greek gods are described throughout mythology as a bunch of squabbling, selfish immortals. Muhammad? He just offers a bunch of wisdom. Muhammad is ... of higher elements. Such as amino acids that try to combine to form DNA or proteins, but are somehow uninterrupted by another random element ...

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by Tomn
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:43 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Flaws of Life in a Tube
Replies: 41
Views: 40832

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... Genotype would like me to refer to it as) In 1986 Richard Dawkins (The selfish gene) claimed that the genetic code is universal across all organisms, ... archaea and viruses. The 64-word dictionary, by which three letter DNA words are translated into 20 amino acids and one punctuation mark, which ...

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by scottie
Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 561
Views: 894473
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