The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Religion & Culture / Creation vs. Evolution

URL:  https://boards.fool.com/old-folks-thwarting-designer39s-design-34376239.aspx

Subject:  Old Folks Thwarting Designer's Design Date:  1/1/2020  9:03 PM
Author:  benjd25 Number:  27033 of 27158

Over the past few years researchers have developed DNA “clocks” that can determine how old an animal is using a special type of change in the DNA called DNA methylation...

In our research, we have used 252 genomes (full DNA sequences) of vertebrate species that other researchers have assembled and made publicly available in an online database. We then compared these genomes to another database of known animal lifespans.

Using this data, we found that we could estimate the lifespan of vertebrate species by looking at where DNA methylation occurs in 42 particular genes.

https://theconversation.com/a-new-study-shows-an-animals-lif...

By this method, human DNA is designed for a 38 year life span. So those of us older than that could be considered in rebellion against the designer's design, right? :P
Copyright 1996-2021 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us