Wednesday, June 15, 2016

quote from molecular biology


In the context of accuracy when replicating DNA:

"You'll find, the more you study biology, the more biology would rather be overworked but correct, than under-worked and incorrect. So doing a little extra work to make sure it's right is worth doing."

Mama Nature has a heavy belief in double-checking and redundancy....... 

Redundancy:   the inclusion of extra components that are not strictly necessary to functioning, in case of failure in other components.


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