recombination

MicroRNA-mediated denuclearization

Kim Says North Korea Is Stopping Nuclear and Missile Tests Early today, he said the country was stopping nuclear and missile tests and shuttering its atomic test site, which has “done its job.” Those concessions were long demanded by the U.S., lifting hopes that next Friday’s planned summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will be conducted in good faith. Added Perspective Emergence of Human G2P[4] Rotaviruses in the Post-vaccination Era in South Korea: Footprints of Multiple Interspecies…

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Light-activated error free DNA repair (2)

Summary: In the diagram and diatribes that accompany claims about de novo changes in electrons and the production of nucleotides, the amount of pseudoscientific nonsense becomes perfectly clear. Pseudoscientists start with energy-dependent changes but call the changes de novo changes in electrons. That allows the pseudoscientists to dismiss any facts about how the creation of energy must be linked to the creation of enzymes. The creation of enzymes does not automagically occur and the creation of all biodiversity must occur…

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Lethal virus kills 5 billion people?

Entertaining yourself to death

Summary: Food energy is required for the creation of enzymes that metabolize the food, which links the metabolism to the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction in species from microbes to humans via alternative splicings of pre-mRNAs, which are now called microRNAs in more than 65,000 published works. The horrid tradjedy of of yet another preventable death by suicide extends those works to preventing the cause of death of those killed by Stephen Paddock. Vegas gunman transferred $100K, set up cameras at…

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Positive feedback loops and epigenetic traps

Transcription factor trapping by RNA in gene regulatory elements Conclusion: …bidirectional transcription of active enhancers and promoters evolved, in part, to facilitate trapping of TFs at specific regulatory elements. The model also suggests that transcription of regulatory elements produces a positive-feedback loop that may contribute to the stability of gene expression programs in cells. The contribution of this TF trapping mechanism to cellular regulation has yet to be established but will be important to elucidate in future studies because much…

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Rejecting pseudoscientific nonsense

Rejecting Evolutionary Psychology is Rejecting Evolution Discussion on the closed group Applied Evolutionary Psychology includes my comments on several other reports, beginning with: My comments on: Early Code New research points to key properties of transfer RNA molecules and amino acids that may have supported the origin of life on Earth. I wrote: Thanks for providing yet another reason to reject evolutionary psychology.  Acceptance of RNA-mediated links to cell type differentiation in all cells of all individuals of all genera…

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What about birds?

A sex researcher who typically fails to respond to my comments and questions recently noted that: “New species are only supposed to arise when a population separates into two.” She asked: “So what’s going on with the birds on tiny Santa Cruz Island?” I would have been happy to tell her — if ever she had responded to my past comments. Instead, her question makes good cannon fodder for this blog. See: This Jay Is Evolving in a Very, Very…

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