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khan



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2012,14:10   

A sciency request : can someone explain (or link to) the relationships of DNA/genes/chromosomes?
I don't quite understand such.

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OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2012,14:19   

DNA is the nucleic acid that genetic information is stored in.

a gene is a small section of the entire DNA molecule that contains the information to build a particular protein.  an allele is a variant of a gene.  So you have a gene for blood type (really two), and each gene can be one of three alleles (A, B, or O).

A chromosome is a large DNA molecule that contains many, many genes and, during cellular reproduction, coalesces into a strand that is actually visible in a microscope.

So chromosomes are built of DNA and contain genes.  Genes are lengths of DNA within a chromosome.  DNA is a big freaking molecule that contains genetic information.

Does that help?

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Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2012,14:26   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Mar. 02 2012,14:19)
DNA is the nucleic acid that genetic information is stored in.

a gene is a small section of the entire DNA molecule that contains the information to build a particular protein.  an allele is a variant of a gene.  So you have a gene for blood type (really two), and each gene can be one of three alleles (A, B, or O).

A chromosome is a large DNA molecule that contains many, many genes and, during cellular reproduction, coalesces into a strand that is actually visible in a microscope.

So chromosomes are built of DNA and contain genes.  Genes are lengths of DNA within a chromosome.  DNA is a big freaking molecule that contains genetic information.

Does that help?

Here's a nice illustration of what Ogre put so welll for those who are visual folks:



ETA: removed additional letters from word

Edited by Robin on Mar. 02 2012,14:29

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Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2012,14:28   

Duplicate post.

My skills are diminishing as Friday winds down...

Edited by Robin on Mar. 02 2012,14:30

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khan



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2012,14:57   

Between the visual and the text, I think I get it.
Haven't had a biology class since 1964.

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Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2012,15:11   

Quote (khan @ Mar. 02 2012,14:57)
Between the visual and the text, I think I get it.
Haven't had a biology class since 1964.

I must confess that after I took biology in college, I had this impression for some reason that each chromosome contained somewhere between 8 and 26 genes and these genes were more like singular cell-like structures. I don't know why. I probably partied too much those two weeks or something.

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 03 2012,14:48   

And all is right with the world.



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2012,10:41   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Mar. 03 2012,14:48)
And all is right with the world.


No it's not :angry:



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Kristine



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 05 2012,22:24   

So I'm wondering if Excedrin and Bayer were among the sponsors who pulled their support for Rushed Limpballs. :p

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OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 06 2012,12:10   

Wow... I'm confused.  I had a Louis sighting today... making comments at Pharyngula.

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Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 06 2012,13:08   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Mar. 06 2012,13:10)
Wow... I'm confused.  I had a Louis sighting today... making comments at Pharyngula.

tell him i miss him!  probably off playing with a shepherd boy and buggering things

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 06 2012,14:11   

I miss him, too! Please make him come back!

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 06 2012,18:38   

Quote (Kattarina98 @ Mar. 06 2012,14:11)
I miss him, too! Please make him come back!

If UD ruled the world, they could make him come back.  I think if you promised to bake him a cake, or photo-shoped Gil into a frilly shirt, he might reappear....

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 06 2012,22:32   

Would the cake have CSI as an ingredient?

Henry

  
Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 07 2012,08:39   

I sometimes spot Louis over there as well, then quickly come back here in the hope of seing a new post by him.

I think we really pissed him off at some point or other. Which makes me feel very bad...

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Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 07 2012,08:47   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Mar. 07 2012,09:39)
I sometimes spot Louis over there as well, then quickly come back here in the hope of seing a new post by him.

I think we really pissed him off at some point or other. Which makes me feel very bad...



YOU READ PHAWRONGULA!!!!!!!1!!

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Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 07 2012,09:05   

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ Mar. 07 2012,15:47)
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Mar. 07 2012,09:39)
I sometimes spot Louis over there as well, then quickly come back here in the hope of seing a new post by him.

I think we really pissed him off at some point or other. Which makes me feel very bad...



YOU READ PHAWRONGULA!!!!!!!1!!

Only when linked at Abbie's Slimepit, Ras, only when linked...

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Joe G



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 08 2012,18:10   

[Graffiti moved to Bathroom Wall. - Lou FCD]

Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 06 2012,22:05)
Looks like with its instant comment promotion, no moderation for adults and respect for both viewpoints, TSZ is killing UD. Shame on you UD, look at what you could have been if you weren't a propaganda machine. Might as well put in for that DI sponsorship now...

Dumbass- UD doesn't care about comments and TSZ is going down quickly

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utidjian



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 08 2012,18:19   

[Graffiti moved to Bathroom Wall. - Lou FCD]

Quote (Joe G @ Mar. 08 2012,18:10)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 06 2012,22:05)
Looks like with its instant comment promotion, no moderation for adults and respect for both viewpoints, TSZ is killing UD. Shame on you UD, look at what you could have been if you weren't a propaganda machine. Might as well put in for that DI sponsorship now...

Dumbass- UD doesn't care about comments and TSZ is going down quickly

Joe, Don't tell kairosfocus that. It would ruin his day, not to mention his whole existence.

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Joe G



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 08 2012,18:21   

[Graffiti moved to Bathroom Wall. - Lou FCD]

Quote (utidjian @ Mar. 08 2012,18:19)
Quote (Joe G @ Mar. 08 2012,18:10)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 06 2012,22:05)
Looks like with its instant comment promotion, no moderation for adults and respect for both viewpoints, TSZ is killing UD. Shame on you UD, look at what you could have been if you weren't a propaganda machine. Might as well put in for that DI sponsorship now...

Dumbass- UD doesn't care about comments and TSZ is going down quickly

Joe, Don't tell kairosfocus that. It would ruin his day, not to mention his whole existence.

No, he can still post- no comments does not = no new topics....

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Chromosomes. are. all. connected. It is one long polymer. Called the DNA. - oleg t

Smilodon's Retreat is a place for ignorant cowards

BTW: Joe, our position (i.e. evolution) does NOT require that there existed a species of ape-humans with 47 chromosomes.-Kevin McCarthy, ignorant of genetics

   
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 08 2012,18:26   

[Graffiti moved to Bathroom Wall. - Lou FCD]

Quote (utidjian @ Mar. 08 2012,18:19)
Quote (Joe G @ Mar. 08 2012,18:10)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 06 2012,22:05)
Looks like with its instant comment promotion, no moderation for adults and respect for both viewpoints, TSZ is killing UD. Shame on you UD, look at what you could have been if you weren't a propaganda machine. Might as well put in for that DI sponsorship now...

Dumbass- UD doesn't care about comments and TSZ is going down quickly

Joe, Don't tell kairosfocus that. It would ruin his day, not to mention his whole existence.

I doubt such an eminent personality as kairosfocus would deign to be advised by an ill-mannered prole like our little Joey.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 08 2012,18:29   

[Graffiti moved to Bathroom Wall. - Lou FCD]

Quote (Joe G @ Mar. 08 2012,16:21)
Quote (utidjian @ Mar. 08 2012,18:19)
Quote (Joe G @ Mar. 08 2012,18:10)
 
Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 06 2012,22:05)
Looks like with its instant comment promotion, no moderation for adults and respect for both viewpoints, TSZ is killing UD. Shame on you UD, look at what you could have been if you weren't a propaganda machine. Might as well put in for that DI sponsorship now...

Dumbass- UD doesn't care about comments and TSZ is going down quickly

Joe, Don't tell kairosfocus that. It would ruin his day, not to mention his whole existence.

No, he can still post- no comments does not = no new topics....

Has UD banned you, Joe?  Is that why you're smearing shit on the walls elsewhere?

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Joe G



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 08 2012,18:56   

[Graffiti moved to Bathroom Wall. - Lou FCD]

Quote (JohnW @ Mar. 08 2012,18:29)
Quote (Joe G @ Mar. 08 2012,16:21)
Quote (utidjian @ Mar. 08 2012,18:19)
 
Quote (Joe G @ Mar. 08 2012,18:10)
 
Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 06 2012,22:05)
Looks like with its instant comment promotion, no moderation for adults and respect for both viewpoints, TSZ is killing UD. Shame on you UD, look at what you could have been if you weren't a propaganda machine. Might as well put in for that DI sponsorship now...

Dumbass- UD doesn't care about comments and TSZ is going down quickly

Joe, Don't tell kairosfocus that. It would ruin his day, not to mention his whole existence.

No, he can still post- no comments does not = no new topics....

Has UD banned you, Joe?  Is that why you're smearing shit on the walls elsewhere?

Shit on shit? How can you tell?

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Smilodon's Retreat is a place for ignorant cowards

BTW: Joe, our position (i.e. evolution) does NOT require that there existed a species of ape-humans with 47 chromosomes.-Kevin McCarthy, ignorant of genetics

   
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 08 2012,21:31   

Quote (Joe G @ Mar. 08 2012,18:56)
[Graffiti moved to Bathroom Wall. - Lou FCD]<br/><br/>
Quote (JohnW @ Mar. 08 2012,18:29)
Quote (Joe G @ Mar. 08 2012,16:21)
 
Quote (utidjian @ Mar. 08 2012,18:19)
 
Quote (Joe G @ Mar. 08 2012,18:10)
   
Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 06 2012,22:05)
Looks like with its instant comment promotion, no moderation for adults and respect for both viewpoints, TSZ is killing UD. Shame on you UD, look at what you could have been if you weren't a propaganda machine. Might as well put in for that DI sponsorship now...

Dumbass- UD doesn't care about comments and TSZ is going down quickly

Joe, Don't tell kairosfocus that. It would ruin his day, not to mention his whole existence.

No, he can still post- no comments does not = no new topics....

Has UD banned you, Joe?  Is that why you're smearing shit on the walls elsewhere?

Shit on shit? How can you tell?

UD will be as dead as your blog soon, Joe.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 08 2012,21:32   

Oh - and proof that *everyone* thinks you're an idiot is that TSZ let you start topics and UD never will.  :D

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Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 08 2012,23:25   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 08 2012,22:32)
Oh - and proof that *everyone* thinks you're an idiot is that TSZ let you start topics and UD never will.  :D

"topics"



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The whole truth



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 12 2012,21:01   

I'm wondering if someone would be willing to create a thread about the Coppedge case?

There's an article on Yahoo News about it here.

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Kristine



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 12 2012,22:37   

Quote (The whole truth @ Mar. 12 2012,21:01)
I'm wondering if someone would be willing to create a thread about the Coppedge case?

Must we? :p

How about a multiple-thread thread entitled, "New whine, old wattles." :) I have not been able to keep up with everything plus being sick, let along the Coppafeelie case. He launched a craft named Cassini, but he's acting like a weenie and he got laid off, but Disco 'Tute won't pay off.

Dog, is that all they can pull out of that hat, now? I don't recall the Wedge Strategy calling for frivolous lawsuits being floated like an anvil blimp by dingalings whose idea of "not proselytizing" is to distribute DVDs at work. All of this street theatre is starting to look like a crack dance.

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OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 12 2012,23:09   

Quote (The whole truth @ Mar. 12 2012,21:01)
I'm wondering if someone would be willing to create a thread about the Coppedge case?

There's an article on Yahoo News about it here.

The Sensuous Curmedgeon blog is following it and has all the pleadings and background.

NCSE also has a lot of the information.

Basically Coppedge says it's religious bias against him, but it's about ID, so it can't be religious.

JPL says he harassed coworkers and wouldn't stop when asked.

Unless there is just an utter theocrat as a judge, I think we can see where this one is going.  Basically read what Luskin is writing... reality is the exact opposite.

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The whole truth



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 13 2012,01:22   

I've been keeping up with the case on other sites but when I saw that Yahoo News article and wanted to bring it to the attention of people here I realized that there isn't a thread devoted to the case. I wasn't sure where to post about it and didn't want to clutter up the wrong thread. I just thought it might be a good idea to have a thread where posts about that case could be placed. I'll leave it up to the powers that be here. :)

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