[extropy-chat] Reputation was Education monopolies (2)

Gary Miller aiguy at comcast.net
Wed Jan 31 22:50:35 UTC 2007

Are all mammals genome as large and complicated as that of humans?

I would guess mice have already or are close to being sequenced because of
their importance in lab testing.

In terms of narrowing the search for genes associated with longevity though,
would the size of their genome
Be a lot smaller and therefore easier to compare/decode?

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> As a suggestion, most rodents live about two years.  Naked mole rats 
> live 20 or more.  It would be very interesting to compare the genome 
> of rats, mice and mole rats for clues as to why mole rats live so long.

I'm quite ignorant in terms of biology, but (as an initial approach) would
it be necessary to go to the genetic level?
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