PvM posted Entry 2055 on February 23, 2006 03:11 PM.
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Forget prime numbers in the movie “Contact”, your own last name may be encoded in your DNA, reports Science
Paging Mr. Chromosome Your last name may be encoded in your DNA
A genetic study of British men finds a one in four chance that two strangers with the same last name share an ancestor. The relationship implies that certain surnames have a unique DNA signature–a fact that could help police narrow down suspects in some unsolved cases. But the criminally intent John Smiths of the world need not worry, because the signatures are found predominantly for rare surnames.
Now that’s a ‘Design Inference’
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