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Feb 7, 2007
Hollister, CA
here's two interesting articles

These results demonstrate that the regulatory effects of genetic variation in a normal human population are far more complex than previously observed.
This extra layer of molecular diversity may account for natural phenotypic variation and disease susceptibility.

hmm, and cloning probably might suffer from this as well as taking on the methylation of the donor cell, which might mean that only the offsrping of clones should be looked at as far as making progress rather than just the clone itself.  cloning, also doesn't make an animal more homozygous for desired traits. this is done in plants, ie going from 1N to 2N or even greater.  in nature, there were many doublings throughout history.
if this isn't a good case for line breeding, i don't know what is.

and this i found with a phony headline "Darwin finally starts thinning the hipster herd... Sushi in New York found to have more mercury than a hallway thermometer"

Eight of the 44 pieces of sushi The Times purchased from local restaurants and stores in October had mercury levels so high that the Food and Drug Administration could take legal action to remove the fish from the market.

lesson, don't eat old fish that eat lots of fish and accumulate all the lead which doens't go out the other end.  eat the fish they are eating.