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  1. #1 What would happen if the genes controlling puberty didn't turn off? 
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    What would happen?


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    Alright, is this homework or something? Are you just REALLY interested in genetics?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    Alright, is this homework or something? Are you just REALLY interested in genetics?
    Cheers for your answers on the other threads. No, this isn't homework (I don't even study anything remotely related to the physical sciences) - I'm genuinely just interested in genetics/engineering/gene therapy etc.
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    We'd all be reading "Twilight".
    Fixin' shit that ain't broke.
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    Puberty is controlled by hormones. The hormone production is done by active genes, and if those active genes did not turn off, you would have a lot more hormone. This would result in the growth of a "testosterone man" or an "oestrogen woman". I am not sure what the latter would be like, but you can get an idea of what the former is like by looking at the actor who played "Jaws" in the James Bond movies. Richard Kiel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Not quite exactly the same thing, of course, since "Jaws" physiognomy came from a slightly different hormone problem, but close enough.
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