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IR gene

  1. Oct 15, 2005 #1


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    Rattlesnakes have infrared cavity sensors, and I was wondering if it was possible to, ahem, take their Pax6? Pax7? genes and clone them into human embryos, creating a super baby human that can see IR waves
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  3. Oct 15, 2005 #2

    Snakes almost certainly rely on more than a single gene to detect IR (ex proper organs to make sense of the information.). Also, something as basic as a Pax gene shouldn't be introduced into human embryos willy nilly. (will-he nill-he).
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