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Boy, do I wish we had the ability to post pictures on the thread! I'll just have to be satisfied with a link to the picture.

Sonic Hedgehog:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_%28character%29



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What was interesting about the hedgehog gene is that it's only a type of genetic switch. The DNA contains all of the information to build a person but it relies on switches to tell cells what needs to be produced. When hedgehog was shot into the skate - something deep inside me was hoping for a mouse hand to be produced - did anyone else hope for that?

But it was only a switch - asking the skate DNA to do the same thing that it asked the mouse DNA to do - "Make your appendage here."



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Camacho wrote:
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something deep inside me was hoping for a mouse hand to be produced - did anyone else hope for that?


Me too!



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