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    Default Histones

    There seems to be some interesting behavior where histones have some attributes that are similar with primitive programing languages.

    So it appears that the tighter DNA is wrapped around a histone the more likely for there to be a substitution modification on the DNA. The looser the DNA wraps around the histone the more likely there is to be an addition / deletion modification.

    To me this seems like a primitive computer that accesses and manipulates data.

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    Everything is an analogue computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by grapes View Post
    Everything is an analogue computer
    Not really convinced it is analog ... seems more digital/ quantized

    think about ADP->ATP->ADP that is a quantum of energy that the body uses.

    Look at DNA you have base pairs ... kind of like bits. could be cg gc at ta

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    Quote Originally Posted by grapes View Post
    Everything is an analogue computer
    I agree. The interactions are chemical based and reaction based. This is not governed by logic, but by properties.
    "Digital" implies a logic based process.
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