Discoveries

Hiding things about neo-Darwinism

Genetic code

Biologists devise invasion plan for mutations Excerpt:  “…researchers describe a technique for creating mutations that invade the genome and transmit themselves across to the next generation with near 100% success, defying the classic laws of Mendelian genetics.” My comment: Placed…
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Implicating microRNAs in cancer

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Genome-wide CRISPR Screen in a Mouse Model of Tumor Growth and Metastasis Reported as: In vivo CRISPR-Cas9 screen sheds light on cancer metastasis and tumor evolution Excerpt: “Unexpectedly, the screen also implicated several microRNAs — small RNA segments that are…
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Reverse phosphorylation

Genetic code

See for review: Let there be anti-entropic light (1)   Squid are hyper-editors when it comes to RNA This is a great summary of what is currently known about anti-entropic light and nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated pheromone-controlled cell type differentiation. Excerpt: “During…
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RNA-mediated “repurposing” is nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled

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 Evolutionary resurrection of flagellar motility via rewiring of the nitrogen regulation system Excerpt: The fast-spreading strain AR2F had acquired an additional point mutation in the σ54-dependent EBP gene ntrC, which alters an amino acid (R442C) within the DNA binding domain…
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From 3-D to epigenetically-effected 4-D genome make-up

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Discoveries in 3-D Genome Make-Up and Genetic Changes: Clarification of differences amidst chromosome pairs and how gene expression is effected by chromosome folding Excerpt: “…offers a useful guide for future studies of the epigenome’s function in our evolution and diseases…
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An epigenetic trap (the prequel)

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See also: An epigenetic trap (the sequel) Excerpt: “Support for the link from one epigenetic trap to cell type differentiation was included in the molecular epigenetics section of our 1996 review, which detailed how RNA-mediated chromatin remodeling occurs.” My comment:…
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Imagining that data historically supports evolutionary theory

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1) Arguments in the evo-devo debate: say it with flowers! Abstract excerpt: A key question in evolutionary developmental biology is how DNA sequence changes have directed the evolution of morphological diversity. The widely accepted view was that morphological changes resulted…
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Atheism: Arrogant, useless, and divisive ignorance

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Scientific Seeker Stuart Kauffman on Free Will, God, ESP and Other Mysteries By John Horgan | February 4, 2015 Excerpt: Horgan: What do you make of the antipathy toward religion expressed by Richard Dawkins and other “New Atheists?” Kauffman: … moral…
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The anti-entropic force of “Nature”

Physics

Exploring the Epigenome A National Institutes of Health-funded consortium publishes 111 reference maps of DNA and histone marks. By Jenny Rood | February 18, 2015 Excerpt:  “All our cells have a copy of the same book, but they’re all reading…
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