[Protein-analysis] Several questions

Fragemann via proteins%40net.bio.net (by yubbers9 At yahoo.com)
Tue Dec 12 12:05:57 EST 2006


Hello,

I have a few questions for people.

1. What is the current estimate for how many genes does the human
genome have?

2. What is the current estimate for how many base pairs does the human
genome have?

3. I was told that the more introns that you have, the greater your
lifespan. But if all genes are at fixed loci, how can one human have
more introns than another? It seems to me that loci positions would
restrict intron length.

4. Lastly, in the current modern society, which person has more genetic
"fitness," the one who irresponsibly produces more children than they
can afford, or the one who has fewer because they spend their time
seeking a career, or because they are more responsible?

Thank you.



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