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The MicroRNAome Strikes Back: A Sokalian hoax (6)

The nature of nurture: Effects of parental genotypes Science  January 26, 2018 …nontransmitted alleles can affect a child through their impacts on the parents and other relatives, a phenomenon we call “genetic nurture.” It doesn’t matter what they call it, since there is no defined boundary between genetics and epigenetics. Reported as: You Are Shaped by the Genes You Inherit. And Maybe by Those You Don’t by Carl Zimmer January 25, 2018 A calf may inherit those milk-boosting variants from its mother. But…

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Energy-dependent purifying selection / autophagy

This is a multi-part series. See also: Energy-dependent purifying selection / autophagy (2-6) Pain from Cells that Are Not Neurons Introduction: Recent research on pain shows a very surprising result. A new type of neuroplasticity has been discovered… My comment: It’s discovery does not make it a new type of neuroplasticity. Discoveries like this attest only to the ignorance of theorists who have never considered the role that virus-driven energy theft plays in all pathology. Excerpt 1) Injuries produce ATP…

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Effect and affect of a single base-pair change

Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome Hardcover – April 14, 2015 by Nessa Carey New Book on “Junk DNA” Surveys the Functions of Non-Coding DNA Review by Casey Luskin Excerpt: “We now know that in some cases just a single base-pair change in an apparently irrelevant region of the genome can have a definite effect” (p. 201) My comment: A single base-pair change “… appears to result in species-specific organism-level changes in skin, glands, and…

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