Monday, November 29, 2004

Substitution is Lethal

When a base pair is substituted in DNA, there could be very lethal results. The substitution could code for a different amino acid, causing the resulting protien to fold or not fold to the proper configuration. This could render the product useless and may be fatal depending on the function of the protien.

So as i was driving home tonight, i thought about substitutions made in my frustrated growth. Some are turning out to be quite destructive. And in my own pathetic way, they are fatal.

In biology, there is no practical way to reverse the mutation, except by a backmutation. Chances are low.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space

Marc Chagall was as oblivious to the world around him as i am of the world around me. Unfortuantely, he was a talented avant-garde painter and i am quietly trying to compare myself to him. Perhaps it is time i rouged my cheeks.

This is not a good start.