From: Scott Chase (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 31 Oct 2002 - 02:06:01 GMT
>From: John Wilkins <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: I know one when I see one
>Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 16:31:01 +1100
>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 mother
>>> > 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, what
>>> > 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 parents?
>100% genetically determined - there's a chart in a recent New Scientist
>with some %ages of genetic determinations based on twin studies.
What would you think if someone carried A and/or B alleles yet expressed as type O?
>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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