I know that Ethan’s not gonna hit a milestone for a lil while but I’ve been thinking about a plan to hold a meetup because I’ve seen it be done for Jack (like fofparty or bossweek) and it would be so cool to make it happen.
Not saying that I am super qualified to do it, (I might as well hand this idea over to someone else) But I’m just having a thought where it’s a simple hangout for celebrating Ethan hitting 300k using a tag since that’s how it is usually done. Posting stuff under it and just getting to know people, you know?
Idk if it would even go well when the time actually comes but I want to make it a possibility. I also maybe should message people about this who might be interested in helping me out.
So if you guys have any input on this at all please let me know cause I’m making a lot of considerations for it when he actually gets close to 300k :D
And if this just gets buried then honestly I’ll still go with it anyways, who knows this is just the basis for the idea.
Thanks for reading this mess regardless though! (if it even makes sense haha sorry i can’t word that well sometimes..)
So this is for anyone who didn’t understand that exchange between Scott and Delphine about stem cells. AKA almost all of you mentally inferior peasants.
Seriously though I got a 101.4% on my molecular biology test I am highly qualified.
So Cosima had Scott basically doing research on the stem cells used in her treatments, (“Cosima had me looking at stem cell growth kinetics”) and Scott wanted to look and see if Dyad had tagged those cells’ DNA like they did with the clones’ (tags meaning the artificial sequences that cosima and delphine found in Cosima’s genome [which by the way means the full genetic information of an organism] that turned out to be patents), so he ran a PCR, which stands for polymerase chain reaction. I’m not going to get into that but basically PCR is a way to sequence DNA and analyze genes. Presumably, he then compared the stem cells to the clones’ DNA to try and locate a tag on the stem cell DNA.
But when he did that, he found out that the stem cells were not clone cells, they were cells from a completely different person.
So he “checks for familial markers”, meaning that he compares the clones’ and the stem cell donor’s DNA for signs that they are related (family-wise), and finds that the clones share 13 STR loci with the stem cell donor. BEAR WITH ME HERE. STR stands for short tandem repeat polymorphism, and a locus (singular form of loci) is the location of a gene on a chromosome. Hang in there, I’ll explain everything. Since we’re all of the same species, all humans share a lot of the same DNA, like there are parts of the DNA that is exactly the same for every human. But a polymorphism is a region of DNA that is unique and varies between different people. The “short tandem repeat” part isn’t really important, it just means that a polymorphism repeats itself in the genetic code, BUT LIKE I SAID, NOT IMPORTANT. So polymorphisms are basically the parts of the DNA that aren’t the same for everyone, but family members often have more of the same DNA then two people who aren’t related, meaning family members often share polymorphisms. The clones and the donor have parts of their DNA that are the same, parts that are polymorphisms, and would not normally be the same between two different humans…UNLESS those two people were related.
Scott then says, “Whoever you cloned, they have a female relative, like a niece or even a daughter.” And who matches that description? Kira.
Might I remind you that the cells were taken from BABY TEETH?
So the conclusion is that the compatible stem cells used in Cosima’s treatment came from (and were presumably TAKEN from) Kira. Scott obviously doesn’t make this connection, because not only does he not know about Kira, he doesn’t even know who the clones are. Delphine, however, does realize what is going on, and insists that Scott not tell Cosima what he told her, because Delphine knows that Cosima won’t go through with the treatment if she finds out that Dyad is using Kira.
Summary: Dyad (aka Leekie) took stem cells from Kira’s baby teeth and are using them to treat Cosima.
You know, I just want to talk to Hillary right now. I just want to stand in front of her and apologize for my fucking worthless generation.
I’m so fucking sorry that millennials stabbed you in the back. This was your time. It was time for a woman president and this was the right moment in history for it and fucking whiny entitled piece of shit millennials that I’m friends with wanted to cast their protest votes and they robbed you.
You are the most qualified candidate we have EVER seen and you lost to a fucking inexperienced, vulgar, racist, sexist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, homophobic piece of shit because white fucking Christians can’t get their heads out of their asses long enough to realize that there are people other than them in the country.
I’m so fucking sorry Hillary. This is misogyny looking us right in the face.