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From: ct (tilley@att.net)
Date: Tue Jul 24 2001 - 09:19:23 MDT

Subject: Re: GENETICS: Enhanced humans are among us!
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 06:19:29 -0700
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> On Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 05:57:41PM -0700, Ken Clements wrote:
> > If I were going to reproduce myself today, I would
> > not choose my own (mother's) mitochondria to pass on, I would go for
> > mitochondria from ...

From: "Anders Sandberg"
> Are their mitochondria different? .
> But I agree with the general principle: lets make sure our new
> mitochondria are optimal. Maybe with built in safeguards against free
> radicals?

For the pop-sci crowd, one could always have their mitochondrial
traced back to the 33 daughters of Mitochondrial Eve:


Researcher: We descended from 33 daughters of Eve
After taking several thousand DNA samples, the clan mothers in Europe
narrowed down to "The Seven Mothers of Eve," the title of his new book
chronicling his DNA detective work.

"To bring these women alive I gave them names and worked out where they
lived and when. They range from Ursula in Greece 45,000 years ago to
10,000 years ago in Syria -- she came from the Middle East along with
farmers," he said.

"There are roughly 33 equivalent clusters if you take the whole world.
Eventually it all comes down to Mitochondrial Eve in Africa 200,000
ago," he added.

Sykes said "Thousand of people have asked to have a DNA test to find out
they are descended from."

So oxfordancestors.com was set up on the Internet. ---> ---> --->

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analyses your DNA and finds the link between you and your ancestral
mother -
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clans so far discovered throughout the world
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And you wouldn't want to leave out the Y's!

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