Monday, June 20, 2005

What a waste of amino acids!

An interesting perspective on the Y chromosome, by Dr. P.
These days we're just inundated with new genetic information, as we learn more about chromosomes and genes, and much of it has to do with what's going on with the X and Y chromosomes (women have two X's, men have an X and a Y). And the news about the Y isn't good -- is there any important gene on the Y chromosome? It sure doesn't sound like it. Just look here at the comparison between the two. Some talk about it being a "vestigial" chromosome, sort of like the equivalent of an appendix, that long ago lost any real value -- YIKES! The thing that makes me a man is sort of a hollow shell!

Well, I say, "Men of the world, Fear Not!" Every cloud has a silver lining, and there's always a way to make use of bad news.
In our own defense, those of us who are relatively X deficient should go there and add to the excuses comments.