Re: Song of Myself

From: John Wilkins (wilkins@wehi.EDU.AU)
Date: Fri Aug 24 2001 - 06:52:44 BST

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    On Friday, August 24, 2001, at 03:19 PM, <> wrote:

    > On 23 Aug 2001, at 22:36, Scott Chase wrote:

    >>> From: <>

    >>> Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 00:20:51 -0500
    >> (snip)
    >>> We read genomes like a code; we know that pairs of the four
    >>> relevant amino acids, in certain sequences, promote production of
    >>> certain proteins, which have particular effects.
    >> Which four revelant amino acids are paired up leading to production of
    >> proteins? Are you confusing base pairs (A-T and G-C) with amino acids?
    >> Genomes are comprised of nucleic acids (DNA). Proteins are comprised
    >> of amino acids.
    > Yes, I was lumping adenine, thymine, glycine and cytosine (uracil)
    > in with the amino acid group.
    Don't feel bad. I've done this in print. In Biology and Philosophy no
    less. [Mutter, mutter: I thought that referees were supposed to pick
    this sort of thing up, mutter, mutter]

    John Wilkins
    Head Communication Services, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of
    Medical Research, Melbourne Australia
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