Tag Archive: transposable elements

The biologically-based origin of the mammalian placenta

The past is not the key to the present

Summary: In this open access journal article, Gunter Wagner’s group eliminates assumptions about mutations and ends the obfuscation of biologically-based cause and effect. Experimental evidence links ecological variation via non-living viruses to ecological adaptations manifested in the biodiversity of morphological…
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MiRNAs methylation and ecological adaptation sans mutations (Part 2)

terrarium eco system

This is part 2 of  MiRNAs methylation and ecological adaptation sans mutations. See also: MiRNAs methylation and ecological adaptation sans mutations ADAPTIVE AND ECOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF HUNTER-GATHERERS by R GARVEY, RL BETTINGER – In: The Oxford Handbook of the…
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Creation of new species


1. “Genetically altered mice are a powerful experimental tool, but the extent to which recent positive selection in humans acts on pathways and amino-acid residues that have been conserved across mammalian evolution is uncertain.” Evolutionary genomics: Detecting selection 2. “we…
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