Conserved microRNA editing in mammalian evolution, development and disease Excerpt: “…site-specific miRNA editing is an evolutionarily conserved mechanism, which increases the functional diversity of mammalian […]
By the time you get to 4 or 5 million nutrient-chemical and pheromone-controlled DNA switches in the human genome
Chemical ecology is, of course, responsible for adaptive evolution via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction (i.e., brain development). How could anything else but chemicals (nutrient chemicals and pheromones) be responsible for similarities and differences in cell types of the brain in different species?
This is the most potent indicator of how soon the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones in the honeybee model organism will be extended to the role they play in human health and development.
— as modeled across the ecological, social and neurogenic niche construction that contribute to the adaptive evolution of our cognitive niche.