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originally posted by: new_here
a reply to: neoholographic
I have never read about the 'start' & 'stop' introns. I suppose you could say that any life form that expressed genes in a way unsustainable to life died out, leaving only the ones with the 'correct' start/stop designations, which over time marked a 'spot' on the DNA passed down thru the ages, but that just seems severely oversimplified. You've definitely peaked my interest though.
Am I the only one who read this thread and was struck with the absolute beauty and wonder in the natural world around me, as I assimilated this new information. I took my dog out and marveled at the flowers growing in my garden. "You too," I thought. You have a start/stop on your blooming, seed production, and the germination thereof." Even the lowly weed is driven to thrive by such instructions. Life is nothing short of amazing.