snoopervisor t1_jae2egt wrote

The title specifically says cancer cells. And that's what the article is about: "Managing cancer through the assessment of tumour cells in blood samples is far less invasive than taking tissue biopsies."

Looks like it's for people who went to the doctor a bit too late. The method only makes their tests a bit less painful.


snoopervisor t1_j6z8zm1 wrote

Plants grew from cuttings will be as new young plants. Clones of the old plant. Depending on what was the cause of the original plant to look bad after a while, they may or may not behave the same. The old plant could be ill, or have parasites, or just suboptimal conditions for a period of time. Those don't pass to new plants. But genetics does.

Plants can be cloned indefinitely. Potatoes are clones. Most of bushes you see in the gardens.

Plants from seeds are never the same genetically. If you collected the seeds from your plant, the new plants will probably be very different from the original. If you bought seeds of the same type and variety, they won't be the same, but very, very close.

You see, many seeds are now protected from being stolen. If there is an F1 mark somewhere on the package, you know they are. It's a genetic trick. They pick two selected (very long process) plants that, when crossed (mated), produce offspring of good properties. Then they use the two plants (or their clones) to produce the F1 seeds for selling. All the plants from these seeds are very similar, and have similar genetic material, few differences in genes' versions. But their seeds in turn will have very mixed up genetic material, so the resulting plants will be quite different to each other. Reverse engineering from that is almost impossible. Even harder than starting from scratch. That's how the protection works.


snoopervisor t1_iuqof3u wrote

> what’s his excuse?”

/u/DylanHate Gave you a good example. If they call you names or attack you verbally in any way, respond calmly. But there's a trick. Every answer you give to someone, end with a question. For example: "I apparently made a wrong decision. Do you hate me for that?"

Ending your responses with questions pointed towards the attackers, you have the upper hand. In turn, you force them to explain their behavior. You're taking control over the conversation. If they avoid responding, say it again: "I asked you if you hated me. Respond. Do you hate me?"

Prepare in advance good strong questions that will force them to explain themselves. More examples:

"You're not a person I want to discuss my life with. Why are you trying to ruin my life?"

"I think it's not of your concern. Do you feel better by attacking me?"

"I didn't ask you for your opinion. Why are you attacking me?"

"I understand you may be upset. Can't you be a better person?"

Remember, first respond, then ask. Short answer immediately followed by a question.

I am not a native speaker. You can find better responses and questions that suit your situation.