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500-Million-Year-Old 'Mistake' Led to Humans


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#1    Karlis

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:38 AM

Triggering the evolution of humans and other animals.

THE GIST
  • A genetic process that went wrong 500 million years ago led to the evolution of humans and other vertebrates.
  • The event, which resulted in doublings of genes, also led to proteins responsible for many of today's diseases.
  • Studying these proteins could help researchers learn more about human evolution and the inner workings of diseases.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:52 AM

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A 15 minute mistake led to me.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

WOOT! we're all X-Men!! Dibbs on being able to control the weather...

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

I'm not sure why people need to call certain mutations a mistake.


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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:43 PM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 26 July 2012 - 11:21 AM, said:

WOOT! we're all X-Men!! Dibbs on being able to control the weather...

Dammit, ok can I get the cool regeneration of body cells and claws? Ill even do the metal on the skeleton..... :)


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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:05 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 26 July 2012 - 12:12 PM, said:

I'm not sure why people need to call certain mutations a mistake.

Most things with this mutation in this time probably died. So it ended badly...for most things.


Plus the fact it caused diseases also kinda warrants a mistake title? I'm not sure what scientifically qualifies.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

Aren't most if not all mutations mistakes?

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:14 AM

View PostZaraKitty, on 26 July 2012 - 10:52 AM, said:

A 15 minute mistake led to me.

BOOYA

lol :clap:


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:10 PM

View PostZaraKitty, on 26 July 2012 - 10:52 AM, said:

A 15 minute mistake led to me.

BOOYA

You're lucky most mistakes of the kind use to take place in the back of car in few minutes :P

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:36 PM

Was it really a mistake or genetic engineering by those pesky greys that keep abducting us.





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