Tag Archive: Food

Extensive molecular evidence vs ridiculous theories

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Mosquito Genomes Galore Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research. By Ruth Williams | November 27, 2014 Excerpt: “…mosquitoes are rapidly evolving, exhibiting high degrees of gene gains, losses, shuffling, and even…
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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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2014 and 2004 Nobel Prize in Medicine

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2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine is Awarded for Discovery of Brain’s ‘Inner GPS’ Excerpt: “… gray lines show the path followed by a rat as it moves around a box looking for pieces of food.” 2014 Nobel prize in physiology…
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Evolving DNA before RNA

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A Tiny Emissary From the Ancient Past SEPT. 25, 2014 by Carl Zimmer Excerpt 1) The evolutionary origins of viruses and viroids are totally different…” My comment: How could evolution origins be totally different for anything? Has neo-Darwinian theory changed…
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Odor preferences are ecological adaptations

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Does Singld Out, a gene-based dating service, pass the sniff test? Excerpt: “The evolution of odour preference When we think about the evolutionary threats faced by our ancestors, we like to imagine sabre-tooth tigers and angry, spear-wielding tribesmen. In reality,…
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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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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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Nutrients pheromones and cancer

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Watson dings genetics, Irish, fellow Nobelist By Gary Robbins2:45 p.m.March 21, 2013 Pheromones and cancer Excerpt 1: “most of the experiments we do are irrelevant … We’re not going to cure cancer by doubling the money. We’re going to do…
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Pheromones and cancer

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Transcription Factor-MicroRNA-Target Gene Networks Associated with Ovarian Cancer Survival and Recurrence Excerpt: “MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNA molecules that bind to complementary sequences on target mRNA transcripts, and thus, regulate gene expression at the post-transcription stage. Transcription factors (TFs)…
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