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by Bez
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is DNA universal
Replies: 15
Views: 1539

Re: Is DNA universal

I getcha. My question wasn't restricted to breeding however. The genetic macro-molecules (whatever form they take) define how a species is made up, as well as being the material used for replication. So a plant-analog which has a completely different set of genetic coding will most likely not have t...
by Bez
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is DNA universal
Replies: 15
Views: 1539

Re: Is DNA universal

Cool - I will check out that resource. Depending on the campaign tone, most referees would probably hand-wave such things rather than getting bogged down in the biochemistry of each and every world. It's far too mundane a topic and can't compete with starship battles or exploring alien ruins. It wou...
by Bez
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is DNA universal
Replies: 15
Views: 1539

Is DNA universal

I ask this more out of personal interest rather than it having any impact on game mechanics. The question is whether the self-replicating macro-molecules that are universal in all life on Earth (DNA/RNA) are also present on other worlds? Obviously, worlds which were seeded by The Ancients will have ...