histone variants

The tipping point? 50, 000 publications

There’s 10 trillion microbes on you; the White House wants to figure them out Excerpt: …start research into the microbes that shape life on Earth — including those in plants, animals, water, soil and air — as part of an effort to fight disease… “The entire evolution of the microbial world and the virus world, and the interaction between microbes and viruses and other life forms have been left out of the Modern Synthesis…“– Eugene Koonin (May 7, 2015)  …

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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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The RNA-mediated sum of our parts

See also: The sum of our RNA-mediated parts The Sum of Our Parts Excerpt: Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases. I decided to comment on this, again, and post a comment to “The Scientist” after Jay R. Feireman, who banned me from participation on the International Society for Human Ethology yahoo group, posted a link to the article. Feierman has done more than…

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