Genetic backup

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Scientists may have just made a significant discovery in the effort to eradicate genetic diseases. If the recent discovery of a "backup" genetic code to which one plant is able to revert, avoiding its parents' maladies: "turns out to be the case in other species--like, oh, say, humans, and the lead author suggests that could be so--not only will we have to rewrite the genetics textbooks, but locating the RNA backups and/or learning how to trigger them might be a new route to cure of diseases with a genetic component." (Boing Boing)

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