The music in our DNA

Thursday, November 23, 2006

This is an interesting article posted to the Newstarget site today, regarding the recent discoveries about DNA variability. I found it quite fascinating--and the idea of being made of poetry and music makes perfect sense to me! ;-)

This is an excerpt. Click on the link to read the full article. Enjoy!

The discovery of DNA variability, holographic blueprints and the symphony of life: "Announced with great fanfare in late November, 2006, scientists have discovered that human DNA is far more variable than previously thought. Contrary to previous beliefs, as much as 10 percent of human genes vary wildly from one person to the next. The mainstream press is hailing the discovery and some sort of breakthrough that will shed light on so-called 'incurable' diseases and give researchers the ability to create more targeted medicines. (There's always a pro-Pharma slant in the mainstream media isn't there?) In reality, this new DNA discovery explains why most pharmaceuticals don't work for most people.

More importantly, this discovery humbles us, and shows us that even our top scientists know less about human DNA than they once thought. Researching DNA is a lot like researching astronomy: the more we learn, the less we realize we know. It's as if every newly discovered fact unveils the existence of ten new questions we never knew existed.

The mainstream media, in its usual limited view, is reporting this discovery as a breakthrough that will help scientists develop new drugs to treat disease. Every 'Eureka!' moment having anything to do with the genetic code seems to lead the mainstream media to the same advertiser-pleasing conclusion, but they haven't even begun to realize the big story here. The real news in this discovery, you see, has nothing to do with pharmaceuticals or even medical science. It is larger and more profound than any of us could have possibly imagined.

Allow me to explain..."

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4 comments

  1. I dunno if I'm MADE of music, but I sure could LIVE and BREATHE it to sustain me sometimes!

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  2. Just got caught up on your latest posts. Ouch, sorry to hear about your toe, sounds like it hurt A LOT! I had a friend who slammed her thumb in the car door. Subsuquently she also had to have her thumb nail drilled. Hope your feeling better.
    That picture of the boys is cute, that's for sure. What imaginations. Jabin looks bigger than last time I saw him. It's weird that he's a year old. Last Christmas he was sooo small. Last night I was holding Pastor Chris and Val's baby who's 2 months now and it reminded me of when Jabin was that small.
    Read most of the article, interesting theory. Who knows.

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  3. Sorry to hear about your toe. *ouch* I hope it won't it won't be troublesome whilst healing.

    The photo of the motorcyclists is amusing! ^_^

    Hi Talena!

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  4. Vicki - Sometimes, it's the only thing that keeps me sane.

    Ang - I MISS YOU! That's all I have to say about that right now.

    Ace - Thanks for the well-wishes. Art thou completely finished with school-work, yet?

    Hi, Aakanksha.

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