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Quantum initiation of cold chemistry vs Hypeology (2)

See first: Quantum initiation of cold chemistry vs Hypeology (1) Genotype Genotype is a betting and manipulation game about cross-breeding pea plants, as in Gregor Mendel’s famous experiments. Players compete over three generations to predict the traits of new offspring, by controlling the parent plants’ genetic makeup (“genotype”). The offspring are determined by a die-roll at the end of each round and become the starting parents for the next generation. Changing the parent genotypes dramatically alters the likelihood of the…

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An evolutionary theory killer

Quantum initiation of cold chemistry vs Hypeology (1)

Cold chemistry with two atoms Summary For centuries, chemists have written equations representing chemical reactions by using symbols for atoms and molecules; for example, 2H2O + 2Na → 2NaOH + H2. This short notation shows only four reacting particles, but even in a classroom demonstration where a small piece of sodium is dropped in water, the total number of reactants will be on the order of Avogadro’s number (∼6 × 1023). On page 900 of this issue, Liu et al.…

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Enzyme-constrained interethnic diversity (7)

Summary:  I suspect that John Hewitt will soon publish an article on the energy-dependent creation of microRNAs and enzymes. He is most likely to link the virus-driven theft of quantized energy as information to all pathology without challenging pseudoscientists and other science journalists to revise their ridiculous claims about mutation-driven evolution. Digital medicine, on its way to being just plain medicine There are already nearly 30,000 peer-reviewed English-language scientific journals, producing an estimated 2.5 million articles a year. Until recently,…

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Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (9)

Summary: Energy determines genome compaction because activity in the nucleus is energy-dependent. Chromatin chains link energy-dependent changes in base pairs from single nucleotide polymorphisms to fixation of RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions in organized genomes via the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction. It’s all about the base. Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (8) ChromEMT: Visualizing 3D chromatin structure and compaction in interphase and mitotic cells Excerpt 1) The chromatin structure of DNA determines genome compaction and activity in the nucleus. My comment:…

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Theorists sell hidden energy (2)

Theorists sell hidden energy (Jan 5, 2017) January 6, 2017 Giant atoms could help unveil ‘dark matter’ and other cosmic secrets The universe is an astonishingly secretive place. Mysterious substances known as dark matter and dark energy account for some 95% of it. Despite huge effort to find out what they are, we simply don’t know. Our model is based on the fact that weakly interacting particles must bounce from the nucleus of the atom it collides with and exchange…

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Biophysically constrained cell type differentiation

Intrinsic limits to gene regulation by global crosstalk Excerpt: A paradigmatic example is that of the aminoacyl transfer RNA synthetase1, which uses kinetic proofreading2 to load appropriate amino acids onto matching tRNAs. This and other examples—including DNA replication, ligand sensing3, protein–protein interactions4,5,6,7,8,9, recognition events in the immune system10,11 and molecular self-assembly12—indicate that biology places a large premium on the reduction of unintended ‘crosstalk’, a generic term that encompasses all potentially disruptive processes due to reactions between non-cognate substrates. Reported as:…

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Theorists can’t understand biology

See also: Neuroplasticity Thanks to Teresa Binstock for calling my attention to this:   Thanks to Anna Di Cosmo for calling the attention of others to this: My comment: Attempts to explain the “binding problem” of integration in the context of ecoimmunology and disease ecology compared to emergence and evolution are examples of how much pseudoscientific nonsense has been accepted and touted in the context of the neo-Darwinian “Modern Synthesis.” For comparison, serious scientists have detailed a model of top-down…

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The stability of organized genomes (3)

See also: The stability of organized genomes; The stability of organized genomes (2) Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution: a model Excerpt from 6/14/13  …the epigenetic ‘tweaking’ of the immense gene networks that occurs via exposure to nutrient chemicals and pheromones can now be modeled in the context of the microRNA/messenger RNA balance, receptor-mediated intracellular signaling, and the stochastic gene expression required for nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution. Global relationships in fluctuation and response in adaptive evolution Preprint pdf opens here Excerpt: It should…

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RNA-mediated gene duplication, fixation, and ecological adaptation

Chromosomal Arrangement of Phosphorelay Genes Couples Sporulation and DNA Replication Excerpt: The simplicity of this coordination mechanism suggests that it may be widely applicable in a variety of gene regulatory and stress-response settings. Reported as: Bacteria use DNA replication to time key decision Excerpt: “Successful sporulation requires two complete copies of the bacterial chromosome, so coordination between the sporulation decision and the completion of DNA replication is very important,” Narula said. “A good analogy might be a semester-long course in…

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“New” epigenetic mechanism for lifelong learning?

Critical Role of Histone Turnover in Neuronal Transcription and Plasticity Reported as: Lifelong learning is made possible by recycling of histones, study says Also reported as: New epigenetic mechanism revealed in brain cells Excerpt: In humans, researchers used a technique called 14C/12C bomb pulse dating to measure turnover. The technique is based on the fact that high levels of radioactive carbon (14C) were released into the atmosphere during the 1950s and 1960s, when open-air nuclear bomb testing occurred following the…

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  • Randomness and Divine Providence
    A Q&A on randomness and God’s providence …the main goal is to really put together a collection of scholarly studies of these issues: physicists, biologists, […]
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