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So I noticed that soldier of fortune 2 was called "Double Helix" so it made me wonder if the plot has to do with DNA?

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Its about guns and shooting shit isn't it? But your DNA might not be far off:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...F2gamecover.jpg

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Well, the plot does involve a virus, as in biological (there's also a computer virus as part of the plot, though). So the double helix, DNA, could easily fit in there. I haven't played the game, though.

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It's a pretty good game, certainly one of the good ID Tech Engine 3 games.

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There's a plot about a virus maybe, but I can't say SoFII's story was exactly a highlight, or memorable. As far as I'm concerned, they just thought Double Helix sounded cool.

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Viruses don't have DNA. They have RNA, and I don't even know if it's shaped like a double helix.

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Krispy said:
Viruses don't have DNA. They have RNA, and I don't even know if it's shaped like a double helix.


RNA is just a wobbly line and it has many functions in human cell as nucleus produces them via protein biosynthesis which composes of DNA transcription and after that DNA translation. There are 4 kinds of RNA these processes can produce, micro-RNA, Transfer-RNA, Messenger-RNA and ribosome but I dont go into details of their functions.

Even staircases can have double helix structure if you google french chateau de Chambord manor house

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I've been trying to locate this game for a while. Will it run on Windows 8?

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Krispy said:
Viruses don't have DNA. They have RNA, and I don't even know if it's shaped like a double helix.

So, Soldier of Fortune 2 Single Helix? lol

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Mr. Freeze said:
I've been trying to locate this game for a while. Will it run on Windows 8?
As far as I know it runs on Windows 7.

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Krispy said:
Viruses don't have DNA. They have RNA, and I don't even know if it's shaped like a double helix.


Nope. Please see Parvoviruses, herpes viruses, hepatitis B, adenoviruses, poxviruses, polyomaviruses, papilloma viruses... to name a bunch. (and to some extent, HIV)

Under some circumstances an RNA strand can self-anneal if it has complimentarity, adopting a double helix conformation. EDIT: Plus some RNA viruses have dsRNA by default.


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... DNA translation. There are 4 kinds of RNA these processes can produce, micro-RNA, Transfer-RNA, Messenger-RNA and ribosome but I dont go into details of their functions.


Yeah, I'm a real molecular biology dick. That's RNA translation and there's a whole bunch of RNA products that can be made.

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