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    Cinnamon

    I meant in vivo.

    Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this, and attaining enlightenment will be the least of your problems.

    by rb137 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 07:04:24 PM PST

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    •  ugh. Vitro. (1+ / 0-)
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      My fingers are just not doing Latin tonight.

      Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this, and attaining enlightenment will be the least of your problems.

      by rb137 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 07:05:20 PM PST

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      •  No, you can't reboot DNA (1+ / 0-)
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        not in vitro, not yet at least. you can correct select physical deformities and problems to some degree, but DNA is in every nucleus of every cell of your body, no matter what that cell ends up being. To fix it you'd have to start with the egg just at the point between fertilization and splitting... and I mean, like, before there were 2 cells, not just one. Mommy and Daddy are barely done with their afterglow cigarettes or Gatorades, before the crazy Geneticists Minority Report Team  come crashing in to save the day. Ahem.  But once there is a human involved, done is done. You play the hand God dealt you from that point forward.

        I know far too much about this than I ever hoped to know, and for all the worst reasons.

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        by Cinnamon on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 08:15:53 PM PST

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