Zygos looked through his scroll and said to his half sister Dipla
“I have two of each scroll, which one shall I read from”
Dipla said “Why not read from both? If one is wrong you will have protection”
And so each read from each of their scrolls
They saw some passages differed.
Zygos saw that the scrolls he inherited from Golgi had instructions to build the endoplasmic Reticulum and an Apparatus like Golgi’s
Zygos couldn’t find these in the scrolls from his mother
But within the scrolls of his mother he found instructions for a more powerful flagella and a vault of Ribose
Dipla looked at her scrolls and found the same, but no Vault of Ribose
Dipla said to Zygos “Let us bear children so they may all have Vaults”
Zygos saw the scrolls were fraying. He said to Dipla “Wait we must repair our scrolls lest they be damaged as we know each other”
And so they built robots to tend to their books. Telomerase, the original book scorpions.
Telomerase wrote the ancient inscription of youth on either side of each scroll
And so by viruses Zygos impregnated Dipla
And he bore her Quattro and Tetra
And so this generation was Tetraploid.
Each bore children asexually and their Chromosomes merged
A chromosome of Shiva merged with a Chromosome of Mardoll in each lineage
So each lineage bore three pairs of scrolls and a mitochondrial scroll
Chromosome 1 came from Mardoll entirely. It coded many of the most important things, and from it came the nucleolus
The longest scroll was chromosome 2. It was a fusion of two extra copies of chromosomes 1 and 3. Not everything worked right but it contained the vault, and backup copies of most genes on the first and third scrolls
Chromosome 3 was the shortest scroll, for it only had the genes of Shiva. Chromosome 3 had instructions for Mitosis, the nucleus, and the Endoplasmic Reticulum.
After ten asexual generations there was a gamma ray burst and many sons of Quattro and daughters of Tetra found themselves mutants
In fear they decided they needed marriage to ensure diversity and preserve their scrolls
Many increased their copies to unsustainable levels. Cento had 100 copies of each chromosome and was so overwhelmed reading he did nothing else
Meios and Maia saw the plight of Cento and knew not to follow him. So they decided their children would each get half of their genes, not all of them.
Both were tenth generation descendants of Quattro and Tetra
They followed these steps together
They dissolved their nuclei and began mitosis
First they looked at their scrolls and Maia had an idea. She said each of them should cross over their scrolls to spread their data further
And so they crossed their scrolls over
After crossing over they lined up their scrolls in the middle
Their centrioles attached to each chromosome, but this time each pulled a single copy to their side, rather than both
And each of them split in two cells like it had been Mitosis
Each cell had three scrolls, but they saw they were already partially duplicated
If they merged these cells there would still be too many scrolls
So each cell split again
Each of the four sons of Meios merged their membrane with a daughter of Maia
And so each received their Mitochondria from Maia, three chromosomes from Meios and three chromosomes from Maia
So were Primus, Segunda, Trito, and Tetra
Primus died young, for his Golgi Apparatus didn’t form.
Meios and Maia were horrified. They cried out to Mithra “Why did Primus die”
Mithra said unto them “Read his scrolls and read the scrolls of his siblings”
And so Meios read the scrolls of all his children. He saw that Primus had no instructions for the Golgi Apparatus
He saw Segunda and Tetra had a scroll with instructions and a scroll without
And he saw that Trito had two copies of instructions
Both Meios and Maia were carriers who bore this gene
Primos had two copies so he was affected by this horrific disease
Segunda and Tetra each were carriers too
And Trito bore no copies. But as they looked closely they saw one of his scrolls was missing centrioles. It seemed the gamma rays damaged that part.
So to this day we follow the tradition of Meios and Maia. We read through our own scrolls to ensure we pass no diseases to our offspring, if we are carriers we don’t marry carriers.
And as each generation brings new mutations, we avoid marrying close relatives for risk we are both carriers of an unknown disease
Trito married Segunda and Tetra
And so was born the Gene Pool where scrolls would be shared
Segunda did a calculation. She calculated the family of Meios could grow larger if they didn’t marry.
But Tetra pointed out that without sex good ideas would be limited to one line
Two lines with good genes might annihilate each other instead of merging
Then Trito pointed out he became a carrier of a new disease from radiation, he didn’t know what it was but it looked bad. So with sex he could pass on his other genes and let that gene die out
And so they decided they would continue the tradition into eternity
But they missed some mutations: Segunda bore a damaged mitochondria, and Tetra bore a thirty-fold CAG repeat
And so within Tetra there was a Polyglutamine tower growing
The Trinucleotide curse
Trito and Tetra knew each other and they synthesized Twazina, Huntington, Tycho, Fortuna, and Aneta
The scribes had trouble with the long repetitive sequence, so those who inherited it had it grow longer
Twazina had thirty repeats, Huntington 50, Tycho and Fortuna had none, and Aneta had 75
Huntington was a great hunter. He lived life passionately, but when he was young he developed problems.
His arms moved erratically, but he compensated for it. He had trouble sleeping and planning his life, but he prayed to Mithra for help.
His disease became known as Huntington’s disease. Soon after his mother started showing symptoms too. It was dominant and grew in severity with each generation.
In the underworld Huntington watches over the disabled, inspires them to live great lives, and have children responsibly. One day he will help us use gene therapy to liberate us from genetic diseases once and for all. He also protects the disabled from eugenics and those who seek to victimize them
With Segunda Trito begat Vahide and Bruno and Darja and Miroslava
All her children inherited the curse of Segunda
Bruno married Twazina. They disobeyed the will of their parents.
They bore 40 children together and all inherited two copies of the disease of Trito. All their 40 children died in infancy. This is the curse bestowed upon those who ignore his commandment.
The world of heredity is a cruel one, but by staying righteous in their marriages Eziz and Oenone were liberated
Eziz son of Hugo son of Huntington was free of Huntington’s disease by luck and avoiding incest, but he carried the curse of Segunda
As he was a man he couldn’t pass down her curse, so he married Oenone who lacked the curse
Oenone’s father bore the curse himself, but her mother didn’t, so Oenone escaped the curse
Oenone daughter of Celinda daughter of Fortuna daughter of Tetra had the mitochondria of Tetra, so she was pure and healthy
Eziz and Oenone married and became the ancestors of all Eukaryotes. We must thank them for liberating us from their genetic curses
To this day we pray to Eziz and Oenone for guidance in having healthy children
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