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Do organisms have the capability to “bypass

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 25, 2005

Do organisms have the capability to “bypass unhealthy sequences from their parents and revert to the healthier genetic code possessed by their grandparents or great-grandparents”. “Pruitt speculates that the plants carry a previously undiscovered store of the related molecule RNA, that acts as a backup copy of DNA. Such molecules could be passed into pollen or seeds along with DNA and used as a template to correct certain genes.”