Cori Bargmann

New Testament Book Cover Refutes Theistic Evolution

Video of Biology of the Book Goats, bookworms, a monk’s kiss: Biologists reveal the hidden history of ancient gospels Collins already had developed a method to identify ancient species by differences in the amino acid sequences of collagen and other proteins preserved in fossils. See: Protein power by Robert F. Service …methods to sequence amino acids lag behind DNA sequencing. The report of 300 million year old proteins is based on ridiculous theories that failed to include what was known about…

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The death of CRISPR; long live endogenous RNAi

The future of human genome editing Published online 26 April 2017 …there are currently few genetic arguments for the necessity of correcting the genetic material of future generations given preimplantation diagnosis of monogenic conditions. The death of the CRISPR Cas9 may seem to have come quickly, but see also: Kalevi Kull: Censorship & Royal Society Evo Event Nobody wants to belong to the party of losers. One of the best strategies in such a case is evidently an interpretation of…

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Base pairs, olfaction and RNA thermometers

RNA thermometer controls temperature-dependent virulence factor expression in Vibrio cholerae (2014) Excerpt: The stem-loop can be stabilized by strengthening the base pairing between the fourU element and SD sequence through the substitution of G-C base pairs, and this results in an elevated melting temperature (10). Conclusion: RNA thermometers represent a simple yet elegant mechanism for controlling temperature-dependent gene expression and may be more widespread among pathogenic bacteria that interact with mammalian hosts than is currently known. See also:  MicroRNA Stability…

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Chromatin: The structure of DNA

Update on Inflammation and Degenerative Brain Disease Excerpt: While mapping connections of neurons has become the holy grail of current neuroscience, it is clear that communication of neurons with many other types cells is, also, vitally important to every aspect of brain function. My comment: Understanding dementia was placed into the context of understanding how virus-driven energy theft alters the de novo creation of olfactory receptor genes and causes the loss of function that is linked to all pathology via…

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The Origin of Information (2)

See also: The Origin of Information (1) Labroots Neuroscience virtual event: RNA mediated molecular epigenetics and virus driven entropy (working title: The Origin of Information) Published to Youtube March 2, 2016 RNA mediated molecular epigenetics and virus driven entropy Presented March 16 and 17, 2016  Login for free and go to the Poster Hall section on Neuron Biology for a full screen display of the poster or view the poster on Figshare Abstract: Energy-dependent molecular epigenetics support Einstein’s complete molecular…

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Modelling life scientifically: RNA-mediated events

Experiment: “An attempt to arrive at an accurate result.” — James V. Kohl (3/27/16) EFBC fellowship class response to Dr. Tom Jordan who asked me to define “experiment” For comparison, see: Experiment: An experiment is a procedure carried out to verify, refute, or validate a hypothesis. Experiments provide insight into cause-and-effect by demonstrating what outcome occurs when a particular factor is manipulated. Experiments vary greatly in goal and scale, but always rely on repeatable procedure and logical analysis of the…

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Wasted Templeton Funding (4)

Does the “Extended Synthesis” Replace or Not Replace Neo-Darwinism? — What Has Templeton Funded? Excerpt: Gerd Müller and Kevin Laland are both part of the Templeton-funded ES project. But while Müller is adamant that ES replaces neo-Darwinism, Laland is firm that ES does not replace neo-Darwinism. My comment:  Templeton is funding another attempt to place everything known to serious scientists about energy-dependent alternative splicings and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions back into the context of mutations, natural selection, and evolution. Not random…

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