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Hi, The title of this article is misleading and article is drafted by a person, who has no clue about chromosomes, DNA strands and extra chromosomes. I was surprised with the tile that this may be a case of Triplex DNA with an additional strand in few cells of the tissues or so ! Anyway.........proper editing of scientific columns improve the rating of this new paper. Good luck

- Dr.Prashanth Bagali, Bangalore, India, 12/4/2011 09:32

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...#ixzz1JJvCNMWX
That's the Daily Mail for you.
    
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post #32 of 130
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Evolution? The kid was born with a genetic defect.

Poor Kid, he probably won't live too long.
Oooh boy, that was funny. Please read up on evolution...

What he is saying is that in evolution some acquire beneficial mutations while some acquire detrimental mutations. This kid obviously received detrimental mutations and therefor his genome won't be passed on.

Also that is a garbage article. Oh boy that article made me laugh. I'm not sure that guy made it past his first bio class.
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cool but why is he brave
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cool but why is he brave



He was born blind and now he can see. I think that is why he is brave...

lol@article
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He was born blind and now he can see. I think that is why he is brave...

lol@article
that has nothing to do with bravery
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He was born blind and now he can see. I think that is why he is brave...

lol@article
hows that being brave? i would call that luck
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I really feel for the parents. I know exactly what they are going through only from a sibling perspective. My brother was born with an extra chromosome on the 4th pairing and he was given a life expectancy of less than 3 years. He is now 28.
Sooo... Alfie isn't the first with this conidition? I'm confused

OT/ As sad as this story is and how much it depressed me reading it, I'll admit I clicked on the link expecting a story on the 2 yr old with a four digit IQ or the strength of a mammoth.

Not the story I was hoping it to be, poor lad
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ahh, too bad, cute kid.
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Evolution? The kid was born with a genetic defect.
Exactly.

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Being born with a defect doesn't make him a hero.
As they said... whoosh.
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Exactly.
This was already answered in the other page, but..

An "evolution" is any genetic change. It can be good, in which case it is transferred onto the decedents. Or it can be bad, and then it (hopefully) ends with the poor creature that must carry the burden of inter-species progess.
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