Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Death of a Stegosaurus Part 30

The Science of Death of a Stegosaurus

According to evolutionary biologist and President of Britain's Royal Society, humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas. We share almost 99% of our DNA with chimps, and over half of the 1% difference relates to scent receptors (chimps have more). Unfortunately for chimps, they are not delicious nor filled with 14 vitamins and minerals.

An aside to my nerdier readers: the codons in panel one are switched, so AAC should correspond to Asparagine and ACG should correspond to Threonine.

An aside to my even nerdier readers: The codon on the bottom would actually be UUG (Leucine) because the coding strand would be on the opposite side of the helix.

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