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Friday, May 22, 2009

Down's Syndrome might prevent cancer

Evolution, and the survival of the fittest, if true, would have killed off the Down's Syndrome gene long ago. God, in His wisdom, has created us to be compassionate toward those who are weaker than we are. As it happens, folks with Down's are far less likely to have cancer, and the extra chromosome they possess may hold the key to preventing cancer in everyone else.

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At 6:29 PM, Blogger Bobmo said...

Fascinating! Here is an example of a mutation conferring a survival advantage. But, as in the case of antibacterial resistance (where often the loss of an ability -- in this case the ability to ingest a lethal chemical -- can lead to increased survival), this is not a case of biological evolution, since no new information has been generated.

At 6:58 PM, Blogger Bobmo said...

Could you give me the gist of the bill? (I'm trying to live longer).

At 10:06 AM, Blogger Bobmo said...

Oops, wrong post! Well, thanks for the gist of the bill! :-)


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