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avatar Tibetans' genes have quickly adapted to high altitude
July 04, 2010 08:58AM
Within 3,000 years, Tibetans have developed a unique form of a gene that has allowed them to thrive at altitudes above 14,000 feet.

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-tibet-gene-20100703,0,6273028.story

http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2010/07/01_tibetan_genome.shtml



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/04/2010 09:13AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Tibetans' genes have quickly adapted to high altitude
July 04, 2010 11:32AM
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szalkowski
Within 3,000 years, Tibetans have developed a unique form of a gene that has allowed them to thrive at altitudes above 14,000 feet.

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-tibet-gene-20100703,0,6273028.story

http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2010/07/01_tibetan_genome.shtml

Len,

I bought my 14K genes for $9.95 at REI. Did ya'll miss the sale?
avatar Re: Tibetans' genes have quickly adapted to high altitude
July 04, 2010 11:56AM
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tomdisco
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szalkowski
Within 3,000 years, Tibetans have developed a unique form of a gene that has allowed them to thrive at altitudes above 14,000 feet.

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-tibet-gene-20100703,0,6273028.story

http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2010/07/01_tibetan_genome.shtml

Len,

I bought my 14K genes for $9.95 at REI. Did ya'll miss the sale?


Those were Mt. Rainier Yak Seconds.
(Yak genes that didn't pan out... you haven't ever seen any yaks on Rainier, have you?)

Read the fine print next time.
(Contrary to REI's general policy, those are NOT returnable.)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/04/2010 11:56AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Tibetans' genes have quickly adapted to high altitude
July 04, 2010 03:08PM
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szalkowski
Those were Mt. Rainier Yak Seconds.

(Contrary to REI's general policy, those are NOT returnable.)


However, all may not be lost. Other uses for your yak genes (from Wikipedia):

Yak polo (or sarlagan polo) is a Mongolian variant of the sport polo. It is played on yaks instead of on horseback.
Originally invented in the early 2000s as a tourist attraction, the sport is as of 2006 reported to have attracted a modest following in Mongolia. The Mongolian Association of Sarlagan Polo claims that the sport is booming, with four games a week being played in the summer of 2006. In Pakistan, Yak polo is played in the Himalayas at Boroghil in District Chitral. The event is held in July every year and is sponsored by Sarhad Tourism Corporation, Government of NWFP, Pakistan.

Yak skiing is a sport practiced in the Indian hill resort of Manali as a tourist attraction.
The sport involves a skier waiting at the bottom of a slope and a yak at the top of the hill; yak and skier are connected by means of a rope going around a pulley at the top of the hill. To engage the yak, the skier must shake (and swiftly put down) a bucket of pony nuts. This attracts the yak, which charges downhill and pulls the skier upward by means of the rope
avatar Re: Tibetans' genes have quickly adapted to high altitude
July 04, 2010 03:39PM
What yak sport is this?


Yak photo by B_cool and used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/04/2010 03:44PM by eeek.
avatar Re: Tibetans' genes have quickly adapted to high altitude
July 04, 2010 07:08PM
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eeek
What yak sport is this?


Yak photo by B_cool and used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.


Does the SPCY know about this?
avatar Re: Tibetans' genes have quickly adapted to high altitude
July 05, 2010 06:22AM
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szalkowski
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tomdisco
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szalkowski
Within 3,000 years, Tibetans have developed a unique form of a gene that has allowed them to thrive at altitudes above 14,000 feet.

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-tibet-gene-20100703,0,6273028.story

http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2010/07/01_tibetan_genome.shtml

Len,

I bought my 14K genes for $9.95 at REI. Did ya'll miss the sale?


Those were Mt. Rainier Yak Seconds.
(Yak genes that didn't pan out... you haven't ever seen any yaks on Rainier, have you?)

Read the fine print next time.
(Contrary to REI's general policy, those are NOT returnable.)

You have been duped. Any references to REI on that product have been faked. The Mt. Rainer Yak Seconds have been surreptitously distibuted by a scam artist disguised as a pink chicken in cahoots with a certain marmot. It was an April Fools joke that took on a life of its own.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/05/2010 06:23AM by tomdisco.
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