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Sensitive Dependence on Initial Conditions

  1. Jul 30, 2005 #1


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    This new paper in Nature Genetics:


    suggests that considerable variance in lifetimes of C. Elegans with controled, identical genomes, is caused by an essentially random variable; the first encounter with a certain chemical in its environment.

    From the abstract.
    MZ (identical) human twins have 60%-80% less variance in IQ betweeen pairs than random members of the population, but the remaining 20%-40% might not be due to family environment or peer group history, but to random chemical events.

    ( courtesy of Gene Expression: http://www.gnxp.com/)
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2005
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