Tag Archive: de novo

Ecological adaptations reported as evolution in insects and mammals

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Evolution of mosquito preference for humans linked to an odorant receptor Excerpt: “Our results also provide insight into the molecular basis of behavioural evolution.” See their diagram in Extended Data Figure 3: Amino acid differences of major Or4 protein alleles….
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De novo DNA methylation?

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Epigenomics and the control of fate, form and function in social insects Excerpt: “De novo DNA methylation is critical for developmental divergence of female larvae towards the honeybee worker caste and is progressive [49,51].” de novo is a Latin expression…
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De novo gene Creation sans evolution of genes via mutations

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Where do genes come from? – Carl Zimmer The pseudoscientific nonsense touted in this video has been refuted by decades of experimental evidence. The experimental evidence links RNA-directed DNA methylation from nutrient-dependent amino acid substitutions to the de novo Creation…
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Svante Paabo et al: the end of evolutionary theory

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Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations: from atoms to ecosystems My “…atoms to ecosystems approach continues to be based on some speculation, but it is largely based on experimental evidence, which comes from others who also have speculated about biologically-based cause and effect…
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Stem cell memory is biophysically constrained

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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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Creation of genes

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Drosophila’s New Genes An analysis of the transcriptomes of several fruit fly strains reveals dozens of possible de novo genes in each. By Jef Akst | January 23, 2014 Excerpt 1: “There has been a long tradition in biology to think…
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The wrong picture of our evolution

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“We have built a picture of our evolution based on the morphology of fossils and it was wrong.” I’ve repeatedly cited the latest literature, especially in the context of Skull 5. The article linked below is another clear representation of…
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Creation in 2013 vs nutrient excess, abnormal development, and disease

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A review of what we’ve learned about Creation in 2013 History: Analysis of 6,515 exomes reveals the recent origin of most human protein-coding variants  Excerpt: “These rare variants are so recent that they appear as novel mutations, with relatively little time for…
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Religion will not vanish; Creationism will flourish

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Will religion vanish or will Creationism flourish? Jay R. Feierman, the moderator of the ISHE’s human ethology group, has finally allowed me to respond to a post:”What will make religion gradually vanish,” after  he expressed yet another ridiculous opinion on…
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