climate change

microRNA-mediated replication timing (1)

The phylogenetic utility and functional constraint of microRNA flanking sequences links the patent for naturally occurring light-activated carbon fixation to viral latency and healthy longevity across kingdoms. The patent: RNA-Guided Human Genome Engineering was linked from functional constraints to gain-of-function research in High-Quality Overlapping Paired-End Reads for the Detection of A-to-I Editing on Small RNA WHO failed to examine the problems associated with gain-of-function research, which researchers now suggest led to the creation of SARs-CoV-2. The creation of SARs-CoV-2 can be…

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Life or death facts about theories (2)

Three back-to-back summaries on Developmental Biology, Disease Dynamics, and Systems Biology are linked to a Research article on Climate Change in the December 11, 2020 edition of “Science” Magazine. See pages 1292-1300. Developmental clock and mechanism of de novo polarization of the mouse embryo p. 1292 A transmissible cancer shifts from emergence to endemism in Tasmanian devils p. 1293 Genetic interaction mapping informs integrative structure determination of protein complexes p. 1294 Recent global decline of CO2 fertilization effects on vegetation…

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Environmental selection is natural selection

Environmental selection during the last ice age on the mother-to-infant transmission of vitamin D and fatty acids through breast milk was published on April 23, 2018 The ectodysplasin A receptor (EDAR) gene has a range of pleiotropic effects, including sweat gland density, incisor shoveling, and mammary gland ductal branching. The frequency of the human-specific EDAR V370A allele appears to be uniquely elevated in North and East Asian and New World populations due to a bout of positive selection likely to…

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Energy-dependent epigenetic translation to mRNA stability (3)

Energy-dependent epigenetic translation to mRNA stability (2) Energy-dependent epigenetic translation to mRNA stability (2) See for comparison this treatise on climate change packaged as information on the evolution of a flying snake. Fossil ‘winged serpent’ is a new species of ancient snake At the time that Zilantophis dwelled there, the site was a sinkhole surrounded by forest, attracting a variety of animals. The local fauna included ancient representatives of familiar North American creatures such as bears, beavers and salamanders. Others…

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May the anti-entropic force of sunlight be with you

I added a video track to the audio track that already accompanies this presentation. See also: High-Power Actuation from Molecular Photoswitches in Enantiomerically Paired Soft Springs Reported as: Molecular switch drives powerful movement by opposing twisting helices Inspired by the evolutionary strategies that support the movement of plants, the team headed by Stephen P. Fletcher at the University of Oxford (UK) and Nathalie Katsonis at the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands) joined together two strips of liquid-crystal elastomers into a…

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Human pheromone deniers: What’s next?

Adapted from Human pheromones: What should these idiots do next? RNA-directed DNA methylation and RNA-mediated gene duplication and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions link the nutrient-dependent physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction to morphological and behavioral phenotypes in species from microbes to humans. Why would any serious scientist claim that there is a need to find human pheromones? Does any serious scientist not realize that the molecular mechanisms that link ecological variation to ecological adaptation must be the same in all living genera?…

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Genes and Race: Human History?

Roundup of Book Reviews of Nicholas Wade’s A Troublesome Inheritance My comment: Many reviewers of Wade’s book on genes and race appear to think he has accurately represented issues of differences in cell types that evolutionary theorists associate with mutations, natural selection, and the evolution of human biodiversity. This may be cause for concern among those who are interested in accurate representations of biologically-based cause and effect. In this century, it has become clear that ecological variation results in biodiversity, which…

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