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Weirdy American Tart Thing
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The lasagna was indeed well concocted. There's leftovers in the fridge if anyone can make the drive to central PA.

ah yes, 9th grade biology was a long time ago! It didn't interest me much then, but it does now.


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*arrives in TARDIS and steals Maeve's fridge*


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mmmm, just the thing for lunch after a cringeworthy tooth-scraping dental visit - Leftover Lasagna!


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Having said that, genetics *is* interesting. Have you read any Steve Jones, Maeve? He's a very readable and interesting geneticist, and I have a spare copy of one of his books - would you like it? (It's the kind of book you read and then want to pimp to other people, it's so interesting.)


Any particular recommendation? My library seems to have a couple of options.

All by Steve Jones:

The Language of the Genes - a fantastic first read, really interesting.

Almost Like A Whale - also brilliant, on evolution.

Y: the descent of man - Maeve, this might actually cover what you are interested in. (I haven't read it, but I have got it.)


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Maeve basics of sex chromosomes:

XX Normal Female (one X shuts off the other one so you only really utilise the genes from one of your X's)

XXX Normal Female (one X shuts off the other multiple X's so you only really utilise the genes from one of your X's)

XO Non reproducing female (Turners syndrome tends to be stocky, short, infertile)

XY Normal male (if there is a genetic defect on the X chromosome it shows, eg colour blindness)

XXY Klinfelters syndrome male ( all sorts of problems)

The double X's are caused from the same genetic mutation as Downs syndrome which is having 3x chromosome 21.

So when the parents sperm/eggs are forming the cells down't split properly, or they have been sitting next to each other for so long bits of the DNA cross over each other and attach themselves together. It's like headphone cords in a bag. So when a female reaches over 32 her headphone cords are sometimes getting a little tangled in her eggs. So you end up with these sorts of chromosomal mutations.

Note that most other duplications of the various other chromosomes are fatal, hence high miscarriage rates after 32 too.
 
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I got my sewing machine back from the repair shop two days early and at the low end of the estimate. Smile (and it seems to be working better.)


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Excellent news library lady!

@hal (and everyone else) see, if they'd explained it all a bit like that way back in high school I might have been more interested. Maybe they did explain it well, I dunno, I was too traumatised by being forced to cut things open. And the looming spectre of if I took Advance Biology I would have to dissect a cat.

So I didn't really learn all that basic stuff back then and I'm fascinated by it now. (and so I sound like the village idiot Smile


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There's an XO genetic combo? hadn't heard that.


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There's also the rare X-factor which causes Elvis hair and extremely long fingernails.

 
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There's also the rare X-factor which causes Elvis hair and extremely long fingernails.

Not. Fingernails. *eye twitches*


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Maeve basics of sex chromosomes:

XX Normal Female (one X shuts off the other one so you only really utilise the genes from one of your X's)

XXX Normal Female (one X shuts off the other multiple X's so you only really utilise the genes from one of your X's)

XO Non reproducing female (Turners syndrome tends to be stocky, short, infertile)

XY Normal male (if there is a genetic defect on the X chromosome it shows, eg colour blindness)

XXY Klinfelters syndrome male ( all sorts of problems)

The double X's are caused from the same genetic mutation as Downs syndrome which is having 3x chromosome 21.

So when the parents sperm/eggs are forming the cells down't split properly, or they have been sitting next to each other for so long bits of the DNA cross over each other and attach themselves together. It's like headphone cords in a bag. So when a female reaches over 32 her headphone cords are sometimes getting a little tangled in her eggs. So you end up with these sorts of chromosomal mutations.

Note that most other duplications of the various other chromosomes are fatal, hence high miscarriage rates after 32 too.

I just looked up the stats.

Oh.


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There's also the rare X-factor which causes Elvis hair and extremely long fingernails.

Not. Fingernails. *eye twitches*


I can't think too hard about it or my brain will explode. Dem snikt physics... o_0
 
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Too late.

THE MAGIC OF WOLVERINE'S CLAWS


He should have no wrist flexibility and only be able to throw the most minimal of force behind his claws.


Now if they were extensions of his forearm bones, I could see Wolvie getting power behind his attacks, but as separate claw bones hanging out from behind his knuckles/the backs of his hands?


On second thought I mean claws coming from between his knuckles


Uhh... they come from between his knuckles and from the backs of his hands


nononono they come out from the webbing between his fingers


waitwaitwaitwait from between the knuckles and kindasorta from the back of his hands like I said earlier!!


what is this i don't even
 
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What is this 'derpy'? I keep on seeing it used in blogs, but I don't know.

I is getting old Frown


I give you the Stupidest War on the Internet.

The whole thing's quite derpy.
 
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What is this 'derpy'? I keep on seeing it used in blogs, but I don't know.

I is getting old Frown


I give you the Stupidest War on the Internet.

The whole thing's quite derpy.


It really is the stupidest flame war ever. I enjoy the show and like the character, but Christ Almighty, getting so personal over a fictional character? It beggars belief.

The Brony community is all up itself over how tolerant it's supposed to be. It has no claim to that now.


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... but Christ Almighty, getting so personal over a fictional character? It beggars belief.


When Optimus Prime died in the cartoon movie? I cried. *nods*
 
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... but Christ Almighty, getting so personal over a fictional character? It beggars belief.


When Optimus Prime died in the cartoon movie? I cried. *nods*

I cry over fictional characters all the time... But that doesn't mean I'd go to the author/creator's blog and attack them! *just saying*


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Happy happy lunchtime!
I've got salad and carrot sticks and hummus...

Ice tea to wash it all down


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SPEAK WHAT AGAIN, I DARE THEE. SPEAK. WHAT. AGAIN.
 
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Happy happy lunchtime!
I've got salad and carrot sticks and hummus...

Ice tea to wash it all down

I read that as Humans for a moment.


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