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Anti-entropic energy and the “Music of Life”

TRIM28 Controls a Gene Regulatory Network Based on Endogenous Retroviruses in Human Neural Progenitor Cells … we report the existence of a TRIM28-controlled gene regulatory network based on ERVs that is active in hNPCs. Our findings open up for several exciting future studies on the role of ERVs as potential drivers of human brain evolution, their contribution to individual variation, and the implication in human brain disorders. All gene regulatory networks are energy-dependent. They must link the sun’s anti-entropic virucidal…

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Energy-dependent natural translational selection

17th Century Variola Virus Reveals the Recent History of Smallpox …our data clearly show that the VARV lineages eradicated during the 20th century had only been in existence for ∼200 years… Reported as: Smallpox, once thought an ancient disease, may have emerged in more recent times … smallpox virus evolved into two circulating strains, variola major and minor, after English physician Edward Jenner famously developed a vaccine in 1796. How does any virus-driven pathology evolve into two different strains and…

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The futility of The Battlefield FB group

Apparently, Paul Hartley blocked me from further discussion of his OP about dinosaurs and gladiators before I could ask if he thought “The Battlefield” is a “false flag” group. Does anyone else think that?   If so, do you think it can survive publication of experimental evidence that links responsive supramolecular systems to stepwise changes in the assembly of metal complexes via induction of a light-driven rotary motor scaffold akin to the bacterial flagellum of P. fluorescens? See: Dynamic control…

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More re-evolved functional structures?

Bird embryos uncover homology and evolution of the dinosaur ankle Conclusion: In addition to the fossil record, reliable embryological data from birds are important to understand their evolution from dinosaurs17. Reported as: The dinosaur ankle re-evolved amphibian-like development in birds Excerpt:  …chameleons also re-evolved an independent intermedium, in the specialized functional context of a climbing reptile. The reappearance of this long-lost developmental pattern in highly evolved organisms like birds and chameleons could be compared to finding primitive clockwork gears inside…

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Linking the origin of birds to dinosaurs

Weird-winged dino sets science world aflutter (w/ Video) Excerpt: “It is definitely an example showing how much experimentation occurred,” said palaeontologist Xu Xing of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, who co-authored a study in the journal Nature. “Close to the origin of birds (from dinosaurs)… many lineages tried in a different way to get into the air, but finally only one group succeeded.” My comment:  This example of what is placed into the context of evolutionary experimentation could…

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Model organisms: the birds and the bees

Bird Genomes Abound Scientists complete the largest-ever comparative genomic study of birds. By Ruth Williams | December 11, 2014 Excerpt: “Birds are model organisms for a number of human behaviors and conditions—For example, Jarvis compares vocal learning in birds and humans—so determining the genetic basis of such traits requires genetic history.” My comment: Honeybees are model organisms for “…human immunity, disease resistance, allergic reaction, circadian rhythms, antibiotic resistance, the development of the brain and behavior, mental health, longevity, diseases of…

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