Re: human cloning

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From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Wed Sep 27 2000 - 21:18:25 PDT

> There are some 'stop bits' at the end -
> telomeres - and the replication algorithm has a bug.

Actually, the replication algorithm is not only bug-free, it's finely-tuned to
insure finite lifetime of individuals. Genes don't really give shit one about
how long their hosts live beyond useful reproductive age, and so built in
time-bomb activity has been carefully arrived at as a means of ensuring
diversity in the gene pool, minimizing resource contention, etc. The whole
process of evolution and population genetics goes straight out the window when
you've got a population of immortals.


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