epigenetic marks

What is life without sunshine?

Summary: It seems likely that Schrodinger’s anti-entropic virucidal effect of sunlight will be linked to the RNA-mediated de novo creation of all organized genomes and the maintenance of the “spotless epigenome” in this presentation later today. If so, even theorists and other pseudoscientists who planned to “March for Science” will finally be seen in the context of Dobzhansky’s claims about the “…light of evolution.” Erasing Epigenetic Marks: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Epigenome Topics to be covered: The variety of…

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Wasted Templeton Funding (3)

See also: Wasted Templeton Funding (2) Templeton grant funds evolution rethink Excerpt: …parents can influence offspring not just through their DNA but by passing on the microorganisms they host or by transmitting epigenetic marks to subsequent generations. “Innovation may be a developmental response that becomes stabilized through genetic changes,” explains Armin Moczek, an evolutionary developmental biologist at Indiana University, Bloomington. My comment: He has not explained how nutrient energy-dependent changes in base pairs link hydrogen-atom transfer in solutions from microRNA…

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Ricki Lewis’ Time Machine (4)

Variants near CHRNA3/5 and APOE have age- and sex-related effects on human lifespan Excerpt: The signal we observe is driven by rs429358, a non-synonymous Cys112Arg variant, which defines the ε4 allele and which has not previously been shown to be the causal variant influencing lifespan. See also: Gorilla Genome 2.0: Lessons for the Clinic? Excerpt: VARIANTS OF UNCERTAIN SIGNIFICANCE With phrases such as “settled science” and “scientific proof” part of the lexicon, it’s little wonder that health care consumers expect…

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