base-pair substitution

Energy-dependent base editing and correction of mutations (2)

On 12/10/17, a long-term business partner called to tell me he was ending his efforts to sell human pheromone-enhanced fragrance products to those who understand how the products help to biophysically constrain viral latency in all mammals. QuEBS workshop has established itself as an outstanding stage to present the research in the intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. […] discussion of notable scientists and pioneers of Quantum Biology… established excitons in biology as the “must-talk-language” when describing the quantum effects…

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Amino acid substitutions, stress, and human behavior

Stress dynamically regulates behavior and glutamatergic gene expression in hippocampus by opening a window of epigenetic plasticity Excerpt: …33% of the human population present a BDNF Val66Met SNP that leads to a valine-to-methionine substitution in the BDNF protein at codon 66, and this SNP has been associated with increased susceptibility to development of stress-related disorders (21, 22). Reported as: Newly discovered windows of brain plasticity may help with treatment of stress-related disorders Excerpt: The researchers also identified the molecule regulating…

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RNA-mediated theory killers (3)

  Ghosts in the Genome How one generation’s experience can affect the next By Oliver J. Rando | December 1, 2015 My comment: “…epigenetic information carriers include covalent modifications to nucleotides and histones, providing a wide variety of mechanisms that enable organisms to transmit information extragenomically.” When this was placed into its proper perspective, it was used in a parody by researchers who know how atoms and ecosystems are linked by RNA-mediated cell type differentiation in all living genera. See: …

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Behavioral Immune System model

Was the dawn of man among trees in the cradle of disease? Reported on July 4, 2013 Excerpt (with my emphasis): The impact of a forest home on the social structure of the first homo sapiens will be examined by the Division’s Dr Peter Walsh, who researches social networks in primate ecology. A major theme of the conference will be what’s known as Behavioural Immune System hypothesis – the idea that social behavior is an intrinsic part of the immune…

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Physicians who practice evolutionary medicine?

Why Do Some Doctors Reject Evolution? Excerpt: After all, evolution is the foundational principle of biology, which, in turn, is the basic science that backs medicine. Ninety-eight percent of scientists, a closely related profession, accept evolution. My comment: I think they probably included too many social scientists who believe that evolutionary theory is something more than pseudoscientific nonsense. Excerpt: Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be great numbers on the percentage of doctors who accept evolution. My comment: Physicians who accept…

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Effect and affect of a single base-pair change

Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome Hardcover – April 14, 2015 by Nessa Carey New Book on “Junk DNA” Surveys the Functions of Non-Coding DNA Review by Casey Luskin Excerpt: “We now know that in some cases just a single base-pair change in an apparently irrelevant region of the genome can have a definite effect” (p. 201) My comment: A single base-pair change “… appears to result in species-specific organism-level changes in skin, glands, and…

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