gslater at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Mon Dec 8 08:45:11 EST 1997
Super Ninja wrote:
> I heard that there's a lot of our DNA that we don't know it's purpose.
> and since long term memory is stored protien, that this "useless" DNA
> could possibly be memory that has beened passed on from older
> generations. For instance, the long term memory that our oldest
> ancestors stored during their lifetime, may now be stored in our DNA.
> Could this really happen?
Dear Super Ninja,
Yes - now it all makes sense:
The comparatively high gene density observed in some fish
and their correspondingly low quota of junk DNA would account
for their inability to remember very much.
PS. Here is some freshly sequenced junk human DNA ready for analysis
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