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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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To: Dallas59

Best picture of Dr. Phil so far!!!

41 posted on 12/08/2005 8:48:00 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeePeee!)
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To: chiefqc

Is the Doo-Doo bird in any way related to the Ooh-Ooh bird?


42 posted on 12/08/2005 8:53:55 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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To: DaveLoneRanger

Oh, you said "genes."

43 posted on 12/08/2005 8:54:27 AM PST by shezza (63 days!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

What's really interesting is that leading Democrats (the Clintons, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Algore, et al) have all been found to share 99.99999% common genes with the typical horse's ass......


44 posted on 12/08/2005 9:15:32 AM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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To: fso301
Pointing to genetic similarities between species may just mean certain sequences are necessary for carbon based life. Sort of like noticing similarities between boats built by different builders on different sides of the planet.

Exactly, and that's why God used those genetic sequences, because they were so efficient. That certainly was INTELLIGENT of Him wasn't it?
45 posted on 12/08/2005 9:18:26 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: nightdriver

And a chair shares alot of the characteristics of a table, etc. Why should anyone be surprised that the things that make organisms work would be similar throughout all of them?
susie


46 posted on 12/08/2005 9:42:44 AM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracy theorist....really.)
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To: mlc9852

That's what it kinda points to to me. I was wondering exactly how to say that. Thank you!
susie


47 posted on 12/08/2005 9:45:27 AM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracy theorist....really.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Well, the same anticholineesteratics work on both[phosphororganic pesticides on flies and sarins/VX'es on humans], since the underlying biochemistry is shared - and so are the genes encoding it. And this is merely a salient example.


48 posted on 12/08/2005 9:48:01 AM PST by GSlob
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To: GSlob

Well, can't argue with that!


49 posted on 12/08/2005 10:01:25 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: Sols
A chimpanzee on the other hand..

Will leave you with a messy hand...

50 posted on 12/08/2005 10:22:06 AM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit my sister-we knew just what to do- gather large rocks & squash her-Mullet Ho'mar)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Am I 30% banana? I'm definitely 100% nuts.


51 posted on 12/08/2005 10:37:54 AM PST by Dumb_Ox (Hoc ad delectationem stultorum scriptus est)
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To: orionblamblam
The legendary post 52 is long obsolete in terms of understanding that retrotransposition is not random. And in terms of the recent analysis of the chimp-human genomes in terms of the repeating regions, the idea of the argument put forth that itchyman used is not accurate.

It doesn't matter though -- making a story to evangelize is what matters.

Actual understanding of the molecular biology is alos lacking so that the story is all that could be understood anyhow.

The lack of scientific rigor, knowledge and understanding of the evos is what astonishes me most about these fight threads.

52 posted on 12/08/2005 11:06:32 AM PST by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: tallhappy

> The legendary post 52 is long obsolete ...

I'll point out that *yours* is post 52.


53 posted on 12/08/2005 11:11:42 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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To: moasicwolf

LOL. Better watch it or you might be spending the night in the doghouse.


54 posted on 12/08/2005 11:13:24 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: orionblamblam
I'll point out that *yours* is post 52

Wow!

Proof that God must exist -- or, maybe, proof he doesn't.

Proof my shoe hurts my foot.

55 posted on 12/08/2005 11:17:02 AM PST by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Why is this a shock? All mammals are very similar.

This is just some attempt to cater to the over-the-top lovey-dovey "dog people". But wait till they tell you how similar a cat is.


56 posted on 12/08/2005 11:31:39 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; ninenot; sittnick; steve50; Hegemony Cricket; Willie Green; Wolfie; ex-snook; ...
And if that isn't all, we're also very similar to the fruit fly!

Species is a social construct, exactly like race! And second hand smoking causes global warming.

57 posted on 12/08/2005 7:04:30 PM PST by A. Pole (Working three jobs - uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic, oooh yeah, yeah, hehe.)
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