I wish they'd elucidate...

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I wish they'd elucidate...

Postby circumspice » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:18 pm

Interesting article, but far too brief & not very detailed. They tantalized with a teaser about the male subject's mtDNA... Hey Min... maybe you or Michelle can find more?


https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/06/26/world/ ... frame.html
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Re: I wish they'd elucidate...

Postby Minimalist » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:19 am

The link in the story brings this:

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaaw5873

but it is very technical. It would be nice if someone could translate it for us laymen.
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Re: I wish they'd elucidate...

Postby circumspice » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:30 pm

UGH! I girded my loins & gritted my teeth, then read the entire paper... Some of it actually made sense to me... The rest was totally over my head. I may have understood roughly about 25%, the rest had little to no meaning for me. Thanks for the link Min.
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Re: I wish they'd elucidate...

Postby Minimalist » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:05 pm

In my dog rescue work I frequently find myself reading scholarly papers from veterinary colleges trying to find out exactly what conditions the dogs have. Anything with a .com site is probably trying to sell something so I stick to .edu sites. Then I sit there with an open Google window and copy and paste any words which go over my head.

It helps.
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Re: I wish they'd elucidate...

Postby circumspice » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:50 pm

I'd ask my geneticist son to translate this paper into understandable terms for me... however he'd more than likely tell me that I wouldn't understand it anyway... *rolls eyes* :roll: (I would understand it but he doesn't want to make the effort to couch it in understandable language... Scientists just love their exclusive, members only jargon...)
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