Tag Archive: molecular epigenetics

Refusing to integrate neuroendocrinology and ethology

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Q&A: Karl Grammer Excerpt: We and others have identified eight pillars of beauty: youthfulness, symmetry, averageness, sex-hormone markers, body odour, motion, skin complexion and hair texture. I think this line of research is almost finished. It is no longer useful…
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Rejecting what is known about viral microRNAs and nutrient-dependent microRNAs

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Of Cells and Limits Leonard Hayflick has been unafraid to speak his mind, whether it is to upend a well-entrenched dogma or to challenge the federal government. At 86, he’s nowhere near retirement. By Anna Azvolinsky | March 1, 2015…
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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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The future of physics predicts no future for evolutionary theory

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The ever-smaller future of physics ‘Theory of everything’ captures Weinberg’s imagination in Lee Historical Lecture Excerpt: “…there are hints that the answers to fundamental questions will reveal themselves at around a million billionths — between 10­-17 and 10-19 — of…
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Are evolutionary theorists ‘nob ends’?

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Interview – Prof Brian Cox and Robin Ince Robin Ince “Am I wrong to sometimes be scared of science idiots?” Brian Cox  “…my favoured response would be: ‘you bunch of utter nob ends’.  See also:  “The problem with today’s world…
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Epigenetic Shaping of Sociosexual Interactions

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Epigenetic Shaping of Sociosexual Interactions: From Plants to Humans “…is the first attempt to interpret the higher social functions of organisms. This volume covers an extraordinarily wide range of biological research and provides a novel framework for understanding human-specific brain…
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Paleogenetics becomes paleoepigenetics

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Neanderthal genetics landscape reveals key differences with humans By Kate Allen Excerpt: “More than anything else, the study opens up new avenues of inquiry. Paleogenetics, itself a newfound discipline, may soon be joined by paleoepigenetics, says Carmel.” My comment: DNA methylation…
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The smell of cancer

What Does Cancer Smell Like? By VERONIQUE GREENWOOD Published: November 19, 2013 Excerpt:  Diseases can subtly alter people’s fragrance. In the normal course of metabolism, thousands of waste products are swept out in our breath, blood and urine, or simply…
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