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Man's best friend shares most genes with humans
The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Carl T. Hall

Posted on 12/08/2005 7:12:49 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger

Scientists are publishing today the complete DNA sequence that makes a dog a dog, and it turns out to be uncannily close to what makes a person a person.

Genome sequencers at Harvard University, MIT and their affiliated Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass., led an international team of scientists through a unique landscape of doggie DNA.

About 2.4 billion chemical units of DNA define a species uniquely shaped by people ever since dogs left the wolf pack and joined our human ancestors at least 15,000 years ago. Accurately mapping the dog genome took about two years and $30 million. Canis familiaris is the latest species to have its genetic code mapped, following that of the rat, mouse, fruit fly and, most famously, the human.

A report on the work appears today in Nature, the British science journal.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: animal; canine; creation; crevolist; design; dog; doggene; doggieping; evolution; gene; pets
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So wait, now humans share DNA similarities with chimps AND dogs? I can understand a silly fallacy like the chimp DNA (which actually isn't as similar as they first said) being thought true because of their similar homology, but....dogs?

And if that isn't all, we're also very similar to the fruit fly!

1 posted on 12/08/2005 7:12:51 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger
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(((Creationist Ping)))



You have been pinged because of your interest regarding matters of Creation vs. Evolution - from the Creationist perspective. Freep-mail me if you want on/off this list.

Colossians 1:16 "For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him."

2 posted on 12/08/2005 7:14:00 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger ("As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, while God is marching on.")
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"So wait, now humans share DNA similarities with chimps AND dogs?"


And a lot of other mammals... It's a really high percentage for rats too.


3 posted on 12/08/2005 7:14:31 AM PST by gondramB ( We don't get no government loan and no one sends a check from home-we just do what what we wanna)
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I predict no more than 10 replys before the man-dog picture is posted.


4 posted on 12/08/2005 7:14:32 AM PST by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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I predict no more than 10 replys before the man-dog picture is posted.

You mean like BARF! from Spaceballs?
5 posted on 12/08/2005 7:16:56 AM PST by TOWER
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Already Posted Here
6 posted on 12/08/2005 7:18:23 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won’t back down)
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"Scientists are publishing today the complete DNA sequence that makes a dog a dog, and it turns out to be uncannily close to what makes a person a person."

No biggie!

We're also told that man shares a full 50% of the same genes as a banana!

Both organisms need a method of reproduction, etc.

7 posted on 12/08/2005 7:18:35 AM PST by nightdriver
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Wow! That explains why my Mother-in-Law looks very similar to her English Bull Dog! Can't wait to share this info with my wife!
8 posted on 12/08/2005 7:18:43 AM PST by moasicwolf
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Man sharing genes with dogs? Yes, I believe it -- reminds me of Billy Clinton. Anywhere on anything -- never bothered Billy Boy.


9 posted on 12/08/2005 7:18:56 AM PST by EagleUSA
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That clears it up - we evolved from dogs. I wonder when we branched off from the apes that also must have evolved from dogs???


10 posted on 12/08/2005 7:19:52 AM PST by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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11 posted on 12/08/2005 7:19:55 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Yes, and all cars are the same, too.


12 posted on 12/08/2005 7:20:40 AM PST by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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13 posted on 12/08/2005 7:21:09 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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Scientists are publishing today the complete DNA sequence that makes a dog a dog, and it turns out to be uncannily close to what makes a person a person.

The Darwinists never fail to amuse me.

14 posted on 12/08/2005 7:21:23 AM PST by jla
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> I can understand a silly fallacy like the chimp DNA (which actually isn't as similar as they first said) being thought true because of their similar homology

Well, that and the same recognizable remnants of retroviral intrusions into our common gene code...

See here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1469072/posts?page=20#20


15 posted on 12/08/2005 7:23:11 AM PST by orionblamblam ("You're the poster boy for what ID would turn out if it were taught in our schools." VadeRetro)
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Blast! 11 replys! That's what I meant to say.


16 posted on 12/08/2005 7:23:11 AM PST by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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Don't be obtuse. Dogs share a very similar gene set (they are mammals after all). Chimpanzees share a 98% identical sequence. Those two things are vasty different.
17 posted on 12/08/2005 7:23:22 AM PST by Sols
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They also share food, couches, chairs, beds and toilet bowls.


18 posted on 12/08/2005 7:23:25 AM PST by bella1
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Rarely does a day go by that I don't get a real "Belly Laugh" from some of the posts on FR. Thanks Dallas59.
19 posted on 12/08/2005 7:23:25 AM PST by moasicwolf
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20 posted on 12/08/2005 7:23:56 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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