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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Group 3

We talked about the view on how humans and all other organisms are no different than computers. Each organism has characteristics according to its DNA, just like a computer functions according to its software. The ethical issue to this was how people would respond if they were being classified similarly to a computer, a nonliving entity. People practicing a religion would most likely be opposed to this philosophy and believe that there are characteristics that separate us from nonliving matter; however, some individuals may not feel offended at all and feel that there are features that we share with computers.

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  1. FQ: What is one of the methods that bacterial cells use to protect their DNA from being cut by its own restriction enzymes?
    (Methylation) p.114

    FQ: A genetic mutation in which a nucleotide is inserted or deleted causing the sequence of amino acids to be misread is called _____?
    (Frameshift mutation) p.121

    FQ: T/F. Pansperima is a hypothesis that life exists throughout the Universe, distributed by meteoroids, asteroids, comets and planetoids.
    T. p.130

    DQ: Now that you have read about what Ventor's research had really done, undoubtedly the research of enormous importance, can Ventor and his team claim that they have synthesized the ''first synthetic life''?

    link: http://biologos.org/questions/complexity-of-life
    Some thoughts about complexity of life on earth