Generational flow-on poliomyelitis: Analogy
Eddie Bollenbach

NOTE: Also of interest: The Myth of In-Utero Polio
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Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:13:54 -0800
From: "Eddie Bollenbach"
Subject: Re: [PPM] analogy

(A subscriber posted that he thought that on possible transmission of polio or the late effects of polio to a fetus, DNA must be considered.)

Two reasons for you to think about your premise:

(A subscriber posted that he doubted there was any "junk" in the mass of DNA not yet deciphered.)

Well over evolutionary time it is clear there is much too much DNA in our cells than we feel is needed to do everything that has to be done. Recently we found out we need even less than we thought. DNA codons can overlap so you can make a gene starting with the first base or second which gives a different sequence along one strand. The same occurs in other living things like chimps and dogs. You are correct about decoding but some of the decoded sequences are replications on and on. One theory is the DNA was added over eons by DNA viruses. But RNA viruses like polio have no way to hang on in gametes (sperm and egg).

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