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Imperfect Replication

to a molecular biologist

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I wrote this around 2004 for a friend. She was among the smartest people I have ever known personally, a researcher studying DNA repair, the process by which our cells scan for and correct errors in chromosomal replication during mitosis, thereby preventing most mutations.

Some say the cell remembers,
that experience persists within our nucleotides,




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Edward Robson, PhD, MFA

Edward Robson, PhD, MFA

Former psychologist, wordsmith, teacher, learner. Top writer in feminism, relationships, poetry, and other topics.

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