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Two DNA articles in the news today.
« on: Tuesday 13 March 18 16:46 GMT (UK) »
I don't know if these two DNA articles in today's Daily Mail should be praised for bring the awareness of DNA to a wider public or criticised for possibly trivialising the subject.

Would YOU take a DNA test to find the ideal flatmate?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5490393/Spare-Rooms-offering-DNA-testing-perfect-flatmate.html

Take saliva test to work out your IQ

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5491541/Intelligence-genes-promote-old-age.html

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Re: Two DNA articles in the news today.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 16:52 GMT (UK) »
Well, DNA is "on trend"  :-X :-X :-X

Alternatively, there was the story of a Liverpool radio quiz show, and one of the contestants obviously didn't know the answer so he kept asking "Give us a clue, Billy, give us a clue". 

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Re: Two DNA articles in the news today.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 17:39 GMT (UK) »
May I ask a question please.

Why do people insist on posting posts about DNA subjects in the Common room when we specifically have a section (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/ancestral-family-tree-dna-testing/ ) for DNA related posts. It doesn't make sense to me.

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Re: Two DNA articles in the news today.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 18:18 GMT (UK) »
My original posting was a bit too light-hearted, off-topic and trivial for such a serious discussion area.  My choice.   Perhaps I was wrong.  Perhaps I was right.

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Re: Two DNA articles in the news today.
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 18:33 GMT (UK) »
My original posting was a bit too light-hearted, off-topic and trivial for such a serious discussion area.  My choice.   Perhaps I was wrong.  Perhaps I was right.

Martin

Oh well ..........

Anyway here's another link for you then about how Astronaut Scott Kelly now has different DNA to his identical twin brother after spending just a year in space

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5494589/Astronaut-Scott-Kellys-DNA-permanently-changed-space.html#ixzz59egJxD9g

Food for thought maybe before takung an ancestry DNA test and their wild claims .......


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Re: Two DNA articles in the news today.
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 18:56 GMT (UK) »
I often wonder what would be the effect if the classic 'double-helix ' of DNA was straightened out.  What does the helix achieve?  Rigidity?  Why double and not single or triple?  I do too much wondering.  What if it spiralled the other way?

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Re: Two DNA articles in the news today.
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 20:06 GMT (UK) »
So would the astronaut's ethnicity now include a percentage of Martian or Lunar?  Or are there too few Martians/moon people in the database to call that percentage anything other than"unknown"? 

I jest 😁

Out of interest do anc even admit to an unknown category?

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Re: Two DNA articles in the news today.
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 20:21 GMT (UK) »
Martin, if it spiralled the other way it would be laevo dna if my school chemistry serves me correct.

Or is that just the "handing" of the molecule?

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Re: Two DNA articles in the news today.
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 14 March 18 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Jane, I scraped a Chemistry O-level before the man in the street had even heard of DNA.  I shall follow up your info.

(Said the right-handed honeysuckle to the left-handed bindweed.)

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