Thanks to Fabricio Paes de Medeiros for calling attention to this example of an engineered innate immune system.
The immune system links the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of supercoiled DNA, which protects the organized genomes of all living genera from virus-driven entropy.
Excerpt: The sensors can detect different compounds, such as oxygen or glucose, as well as light, temperature, acidity, and other environmental conditions.
My comment: It will be interesting to see if Venter’s group recognizes that they missed the fact that all cell types must have a core component of genes that protect organized genomes from entropy. When he acknowledges that fact, he will achieve even more than he did when he forced others to recognize that immune system genes were not “junk DNA.”
That fact should have made all neo-Darwinian theorists abandon their gene-centric nonsense. The fact about the immune system genes will force them to stop touting pseudoscientific nonsense about beneficial mutations and natural selection.The de novo creation of immune system genes is nutrient-dependent and they are fixed in the organized genomes of all living genera via the physiology of reproduction. RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions are examples of how the nutrient-dependent physiology of reproduction links the de novo creation of genes to healthy longevity and how fixation links the de novo creation of new genes to supercoiled DNA that protects organized genomes from virus-driven entropy. Mutations are examples of virus-driven energy theft, which links stress to all pathology during thermodynamic cycles of protein biosynthesis and degradation.