From: John Wilkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 29 Oct 2002 - 05:31:01 GMT
On Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at 02:16 PM, Grant Callaghan wrote:
>> > >
>> > >Do the genes for blood type replicate themselves? If so, how?
>> > >
>> > Aren't the characteristics of blood type passed from father or
>> > to son? I understand that paternity can be proven or denied on that
>> > basis. Or does some outside force cause these characteristics to be
>> > lodged in the child? There's also the fact that the information
>> > contained in the DNA creates the protines and other factors that the
>> > blood type expresses. So if the genes don't do the replicating,
>> > does?
>> Here we are dealing with multiple dominant and recessive traits; A, B,
>> AB or O, RH factor + or -.
> Aren't these inherited characteristics encoded in the DNA of the
100% genetically determined - there's a chart in a recent New Scientist with some %ages of genetic determinations based on twin studies. It seem Larsen cartoon appreciation is 0% genetically determined, which strikes me as odd, given the similarities of personality of those who do appreciate The Master.
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