feedback requested on ideas(modified)
clejan at mindspring.com
Thu Feb 22 19:22:54 EST 2001
Julian Assange wrote:
> The body contains more information which may be corrupted than just
> that represented in mtDNA and nucDNA! RNA, proteins and their
> positioning in space are different to somatic DNA only in the degree
> of influence they have on future structure. While it's clear that some
> somatic DNA changes have the potential for dramatic cascading effects
> (e.g TP53), so do prions (e.g CJD). These are both extremes. Normal
> aging can be considered a more prosaic cascade of ever failing
> inter-dependent information structures, including the structures designed
> to repair them.
Damage to proteins or RNA is irrelevant , because they are just degraded and
replaced. Their lifetime is pretty short compared to the lifetime of an organism.
DNA lasts as long as the organism.
> Julian Assange |If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people
> |together to collect wood or assign them tasks and
> proff at iq.org |work, but rather teach them to long for the endless
> proff at gnu.ai.mit.edu |immensity of the sea. -- Antoine de Saint Exupery
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