epigenetic plasticity

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…

Read More

Epigenetic effects of stress by Bruce McEwen (2)

Summary: …rapid mRNA turnover starts with the energy-dependent de novo creation of microRNAs and ends with the virus-driven degradation of messenger RNA, which links mutations to all pathology.   This was reported in the following context: “RNA molecules live short lives” July 12, 2017 See also: Epigenetic effects of stress by Bruce McEwen (1) Summary: In the early 1990’s, Bruce McEwen inspired my life’s works, which link the epigenetic effects of nutrient-stress and/or social stress to the fact that RNA biosynthesis…

Read More

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…

Read More

Effects on invertebrate GnRH and affects on primate behavior

Introduction: Energy-dependent changes in hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in solution have again been linked to hormone-organized and hormone-activated behaviors by the conserved molecular mechanisms we detailed in the molecular epigenetics section of our 1996 Hormones and Behavior review. The practical application of those details has been reported in the context of this article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Effects of Testosterone Treatment in Older Men Daily Diagnosis is emailed each weekday to members of the…

Read More

Neuroscience Virtual Event vs AAAS Symposium

Neuroscience Virtual Event Abstract Submission Poster title: From hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs to ecosystems (March 16-17, 2016) Abstract: This atoms to ecosystems model of ecological adaptations links nutrient-dependent epigenetic effects on DNA base pairs in solution and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions to chromosomal rearrangements via pheromone-controlled changes in the microRNA / messenger RNA balance. The nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled changes are required for the thermodynamic regulation of intracellular signaling, which enables biophysically constrained nutrient-dependent & pH-dependent protein folding; experience-dependent receptor-mediated behaviors,…

Read More

Teleophobes vs teleophiles: a recent history

  Teleology is a reason or explanation for something in function of its end, purpose, or goal. The teleological or physico-theological argument, also known as the argument from design, or intelligent design argument is an argument for the existence of God or, more generally, for an intelligent creator “based on perceived evidence of deliberate design in the natural or physical world” My comment: Teleophobes make weak arguments peppered with logical fallacies.  They do not make physico-theological arguments, which can be supported…

Read More

Genes, orchid odors, and pheromones from blonds

1) The Genetics of Blond Hair (2014) and 2) Orchids give off human ‘body odor’ to attract mosquitoes (2016) Both articles link RNA-mediated cell type differentiation in all invertebrates and all vertebrates to every aspect of cell type differentiation in plants. …studies of genetic variation in thousands of people have linked at least eight DNA regions to blondness based on the fact that a certain DNA letter, or base, was found in people with that hair color but not in…

Read More