From: Grant Callaghan (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 30 Oct 2002 - 16:51:24 GMT
> > >How do the genes for blood type affect cell division?
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >
> > >Bill
> > >
> > By being part of the information that replicates itself in the process.
>Do you lose anything essential to the process by substituting "is
>replicated" for "replicates itself"? By doing so, don't you in fact get
>a more accurate description?
The use of "is replicated" leaves out reference to the fact that information
contained in the DNA is involved in the process of collecting duplicate
information for transfer to the second copy of that information to be
inserted into the new cell. In that sense, it definitely replicates itself.
If genes weren't involved in encoding the information, I'd be inclined to agree with you.
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