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Old 08-08-2012, 09:55   #1
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Seafaringness Gene Revealed

Researchers at Mystic University in Conneticut have discovered a gene for seafaringness-- the MOAL-l/4c gene variant. It is most common in people of English and Scandinavian ancestry and less common among Germanic peoples. This discovery confirms the feelings of many that the love and attraction of the sea was genetic and inheritable. Read the following article for more details. genotopia.scienceblog.com/.../scientists-find-gene-for-love-of-the-sea...
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:32   #2
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Scientists find gene for love of the sea | Genotopia

heh, so we are all risk taking adrenal junkies...
what a surprise!
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heh, so we are all risk taking adrenal junkies...
what a surprise!

Not exactly . . . Davenport identified thalassophilia as a sex-linked recessive gene and distinguished it clinically from wanderlust, or love of adventure.
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Re: Sefaringness Gene Revealed

"I yam what I yam"

(attributed to Popeye,
contortionist, nutritionst, pugilist, and sailor.)
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Has anyone seen C.M. Ishmael's CV?
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Re: Sefaringness Gene Revealed

I got mine...my genes are screamin'....
My GF doesn't have...single again



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Has anyone seen C.M. Ishmael's CV?
I think he just wanted us to call him Ishmael.
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Ishmael? Really?
Mystic University?
From the "About" section on the website:
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Biomedicine and especially genetic medicine are among the most important and powerful cultural forces in our world today. This blog explores them from a historical and sometimes satirical point of view. My targets are hype, false promises, and hypocrisy, rather than any particular person or institution. Historical origins, cultural context, and humor are all ways of gaining a bit of perspective on the breathless world of biomedicine. Reflection and laughter can only help.
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sounds like an inbreeding issue
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Re: Sefaringness Gene Revealed

Umm, that article was a joke.

Here is the confession of the author:

Thalassophilia unmasked | Genotopia
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Re: Sefaringness Gene Revealed

*grin*

And yet... the call of the sea is a powerful one and she makes a harsh mistress...

must be some reason we answer her...
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I dont know if they tested for that when I joined the Navy... maybe I cant be sure.. they sure did stick us with a lot of needles though!
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Re: Sefaringness Gene Revealed

Roganvald, Thanks for clarifying the mystery!! I always suspected that this was the case--and I no longer have any anxiety about it--nothing to be done about it!! But--enjoy!
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Ishmael? Really?
Mystic University?
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Jaxmariner,
Thanks for the clarification. As a reader of Science, I find the continuing decoding of the human genome a fascinating subject. The most recent find that 2-3% of our genetic makeup relects the Neanderthal gene within European and European descended populations is just another example. This greatly upset the "Out of Africa" crowd who could not envision Neanderthal Man as a European original. Science provided the answer. I do believe, however, as Science continues to open the door to Knowledge we will find that genetics plays a much greater part in our lives than previously imagined. The Nature vs. Nurture argument will defintely fall to the side of Nature. 4.6-6 million years of hominid evolution cannot be dismissed. As a Northern European transplant to America, the sea is in my blood.
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