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Genes Know Their Neighbors

From Mikonos to Munich to the Moon

Majid Ali, M.D.

 

Some years ago, I traveled from Mikonos in the Greek islands to Munich on my return to the United States. The plane in Mikonos was a small 16-seater. Boarding was delayed. I looked at the plane and wondered about how many discrete parts that plane might have. How do those parts interact with each other structurally and functionally?, I asked myself. I thought there was such a predictability to the behavior of those parts that I felt safe flying in it. Other passengers seemed secure in that knowledge as well. No one seemed worried that the plane might lose its way and end up in Athens. A flying machine is a miracle, albeit created by human hands.

At Munich airport, I looked out and saw a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. This monster is going to swallow me and hundreds of others milling around the gate, I told myself. How many parts does this plane have? How do they interact with each other structurally and functionally. By some miracle all those parts will do what they are designed to do and we will be disgorged in Newark, not in New York or Philadelphia. What an amazing achievement of women and men who built those machines! Later I learned that a modern jet contains about 200,000 unique parts, each of them interacting structurally with three or four others on the average.26

How is it that we can be inventive enough to build machines that operate with precision like that, but cannot control the genes of a lowly common cold virus?, my conversation with myself continued. How sublime with building planes that look like ships in flight! How clumsy with efforts to stop a viral particle from replicating! What is it that separates man from machine? I wondered.

Then my mind drifted to man's first journey to the moon. What an astounding feat of technology that was! John Kennedy got us to the moon. How many variables were there in that journey to be contended with? How did the people at NASA ever figure out the distances and the directions to that destiny? How many corrections needed to be made? How many computer programs and interfaces had to be perfected? Next there was the journey back. How many impediments existed there? What details had to be figured out to get Neil Armstrong and his companions to return to the planet Earth? They splashed down in the ocean within miles of where they were predicted to hit the water. How was that arranged?

It occurred to me that the core difference between the living and nonliving things concerns the complementarian and contrarian roles of their molecules, genes, and cells. It is a matter of the ability of the living to "read" the conditions of their environment and to respond to them in a way that benefits the whole27. Each piece in a machine can play only the role assigned to it28. In a machine, each part is designed by man with a deterministic-reductionistic model of mechanics to subserve a specific function. A jet engine of the plane really does not care whether the landing gear functions well or not. The living beings, by contrast, "see" and "feel" and adapt and evolve to meet the challenges of the changing conditions that affect their structure or function. Each living part evolved over hundreds of millions of years in nature's complementarity-contrariety mold.

Like virus particles, a cancer cell has a mind of its own. I do not know if Richard Nixon knew that when he ached to outdo Kennedy and declared his war on cancer in 1971. His goal was clear: win the war before the century was over. Well that century is gone. Where do we stand now? Consider the quote from a 1997 issue (Vol 33, pp 1569-74) of The New England Journal of Medicine:

In 1986, we concluded that "some 35 years of intense effort focused largely on improving treatment must be judged a qualified failure." Now, with 12 more years of data and experience, we see little reason to change that conclusion.

 

Where did we go wrong?, I asked myself. Why such dismal failure in improving the results of cancer treatment?

There is yet more—much more than meets the eye—in the story of stringy and springy genes in the eternal drama of life.

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