Genes are Memes

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    Thesis: Genes are Memes

    A research team analyses the dna of a plant. They find genes, which
    after changing make the plant become more resistant to insects.
    After a number of plants have grown on a field another research team
    steals some plants from this field. This team starts to analyze the
    changed dna and finds the changed genes in there. They might decide
    to copy this meme. With the help of the plant which serves as a
    host for the meme which the first research team put into its dna, a
    meme is transmitted from research team to research team, from brain
    to brain.

    Genes are memes, and will become even more so as humans will change
    it more and more. The big question is still, what created the
    original memes in dna, that scientists now change?

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