Tag Archive: base pair

Are viruses microRNAs? (2)

terrarium eco system

The role of microRNAs in cell type differentiation can be compared in the context of the role of viruses and mutations that cause cancer. Facts provide a basis for explaining the biological basis of epigenetically-effected cell type differentiation in species…
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More than a bag of chemicals?

neuronal-plasticity

From Fertilization to Adult Sexual Behavior (1996) Excerpt: “Small intranuclear proteins also participate in generating alternative splicing techniques of pre-mRNA and, by this mechanism, contribute to sexual differentiation in at least two species, Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans…” My comment:…
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Stem cell memory is biophysically constrained

human-evolution

Stem Cells Remember Substrates The stiffness of a culture substrate affects the fates of stem cells. By Kerry Grens | March 16, 2014 Excerpt:” Earlier work has shown that stem cells respond to their physical environments, and studies have implicated…
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Ecological adaptations and the origin of lactase persistence

terrarium eco system

Genetic Origins of Lactase Persistence and the Spread of Pastoralism in Africa Reported as: Origins of Lactase Persistence in Africa Large-scale sequencing effort confirms several mutations that confer lactase persistence in Africans, while haplotype analysis sheds light on the trait’s…
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Odors epigenetically effect differences in genetic predispositions

Physics

No two people smell the same Excerpt: “A difference at the smallest level of DNA—one amino acid on one gene—can determine whether you find a given smell pleasant. A different amino acid on the same gene in your friend’s body could…
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Darwin the creationist

Genetic code

“Life is Older than Earth Itself” — Moore’s Law (Today’s Most Popular) Posted: 23 Aug 2013 08:42 AM PDT Excerpt: “The team takes Moore’s Law back to zero complexity and the origin of life, by measuring the complexity of life…
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