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Harry Potter wizarding genetics decoded

If the wizarding gene is dominant, as J.K. Rowling says in her famous series of Harry Potter books, then how can a wizard be born to muggle parents (non-magical people)? And how can there be squibs (non-magical people born into wizarding lines)?

It seems these baffling genetic questions have finally been answered, thanks to Andrea Klenotiz, a biology student at the University of Delaware.

In a six-page paper, which she sent to Rowling, Klenotiz outlines how the wizarding gene works and even explains why some witches and wizards are more powerful than others.

“Magical ability could be explained by a single autosomal dominant gene if it is caused by an expansion of trinucleotide repeats with non-Mendelian ratios of inheritance,” Klenotiz explains.

What does this mean?

In school we learn the fundamentals of genetics by studying Gregory Mendel’s pea plant experiments and completing basic Punnett squares. Basically, we’re taught that whenever one copy of a gene linked to a dominant trait is present, then the offspring will exhibit that dominant trait, regardless of the other gene.

However, Non-Mendelian genes don’t follow this rule, which is the basis of Klenotiz’s argument. She says that the wizarding gene could be explained if it’s caused by a trinucleotide repeat, which is the repetition of three nucleotides — the building blocks of DNA — multiple times.

These repeats can be found in normal genes, but sometimes many more copies of this repeated code can appear in genes than is standard, causing a mutation. This kind of mutation is responsible for genetic diseases like Huntington’s Disease. Depending upon how many of these repeats occur in the genes, a person could exhibit no symptoms, could have a mild form of the disease or could have a severe form of it.

In her paper, Klenotiz argues that eggs with high levels of these repeats are more likely to be fertilized, a phenomenon known as transmission ratio distortion. She also suggests that the egg or sperm with high levels of repeats is less likely to be created or to survive in the wizarding womb.

This argument answers several questions about wizarding genetics:

How can a wizard be born to muggle parents?

Genetic mutations can randomly appear, meaning anyone could be born with the wizarding gene. However, there’s a better chance of magical offspring occurring if the parents are on the high side of the normal range for mutations.

How can a squib be born to wizard parents?

Although parents with these mutated magical genes would be likely to pass the gene on to their children, there’s still a possibility that any given offspring might not inherit the trinucleotide repeat.

How can varying degrees of magical ability be explained?

The more repeats a wizard inherits, the stronger the magical power he or she will have. If both wizarding parents are powerful wizards, it’s likely their offspring will also be powerful.

You can read Klenotiz’s full paper on wizarding genetics here.

Far and away one of the nerdiest things I’ve ever read. Love it.

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With Streamate (Or whichever affiliate site you’re viewing from) you always have to pay to see the good stuff. Once you’re signed up with a credit card on file you can hang out in free chat all you want but you won’t get to see an actual show unless you do one of the two things below.

Take me Premium/Exclusive: When you take me premium it’s kinda like a group show on MFC. I may be entertaining several different people at once. For this reason I keep Premium pretty simple. I have lots of orgasms and honor a request here and there. For Premium just steal me away from free chat because I don’t think there will ever be a time, no matter how good the conversation, that I get upset at getting swept away for orgasms. I mean…who could possibly be upset about orgasms?

In Exclusive it’s like a True Private on MFC, it’s only here that I’ll indulge fantasies and fetishes because I don’t run the risk of scaring anyone off if your fetish is a little weird to them. Both of these are pay per minute shows. With Exclusives I ask that you at least introduce yourself before stealing me away as I want to make sure I can cater to your fetish before you actually have to start paying by the minute.

Gold Shows: I also do gold shows which are a little easier for those members on a budget. Gold shows are a little like a model doing countdowns on MFC except only the people that tip eventually get to see the show. I’ll set up a 10min show for whatever I’m doing during that particular show and it’s usually 10G (Each “gold” is equivalent to one US dollar) to get in though I almost always have a video deal for those that tip extra.

Then there’s HTotNH (High Tipper of the Night Hottie) that I run every night. Whoever tips the highest accumulative amount (meaning everything tipped throughout the night added together) not only gets extra porn but also gets a special fan sign as a thank you. If you’re going for HTotNH and get bid out, never fear, as gold is always ALWAYS rewarded with porn.

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