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However, the flu virus did develop resistance. How? Well it turns out that there are 2 other mutations that a flu virus can have which by themselves are benign, I'm not sure if they would be defined as junk DNA, but they didn't do anything. However, if a virus had those to mutations, they could then develop a mutation to resist tamiflu, and not be crippled.
Oh, and no, that wouldn't be junk DNA. It's hard enough packing DNA into a bacterium, let alone a tiny viral capsid, so viruses are under very strong pressure to eliminate any RNA/DNA they're not actually going to use. Looking at the paper, they don't seem to know what exactly the suppressor mutants are doing - they're arguing they modify protein folding slightly - but they're definitely part of the protein.

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Problem is that I have no problem with any of this. I have a problem with the thought that one species could become another. That a bat could become a mouse. (Or the other way around, I don't actually know what it said to be)



If you add up lots of small numbers, you get big ones. And, if over time, you get lots of little changes, they add up to big ones.

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I hope we all understand that you only have to change, like, 3-5% of the DNA to get from ANY GIVEN MAMMAL to any other given mammal. Seriously. These are tiny goddamn changes all up in this hizzouse.
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