Monday, October 10, 2005

BreakPoint | A Really Big Deal

Colson on Comparative DNA Testing
This is an interesting little piece, but what really caught my eye was this statement near the end: "the difference a single gene can make."

I can testify to that!

One inverted gene on my son's 14th chromosome has permanently altered who he would otherwise be. 20 million gene distinctions between man and chimpanzee may not sound like much when you consider the far greater number of genetic similarities... but all it takes is one tiny gene on one microscopic chromosome* to make a world of difference.

We are so dependent on the Creator!

For more on Williams' Syndrome, go here.

*Williams syndrome is the result of a deletion of the 7q11.23 region of chromosome #7 containing the elastin gene and is believed to be a contiguous gene syndrome.