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RNA-mediated theory killers

Brain-manipulation studies may produce spurious links to behaviour Study shows that controlling neurons with light or drugs may affect the brain in more ways than expected. Excerpt: Given that many experiments build on existing knowledge about circuits involved in a behaviour, he cautions, experimental scientists should be particularly careful when using transient techniques to map entirely new circuits in the brain. “This study nicely reminds us that there is no perfect technique,” says Evan Feinberg, a neuroscientist at the University…

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MicroRNAs vs Red Queen hypothesis

All About Molecular Biology MicroRNA How MicroRNAs regulate gene expression in different cell types… MicroRNAs constitute a recently discovered class of non-coding RNAs that play key roles in the regulation of gene expression… Posted by All About Molecular Biology on Saturday, December 5, 2015 My comment: This is the best representation I have seen, and its less than 5 mintutes long. For comparison, my invited review of nutritional epigenetics for the journal “Nutrients” is available here: Excerpt: This atoms to…

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Neo-Darwinian logic is nonsense

Let’s discover how we humans created the concept of God for our own survival throughout evolution Months of irrelevant banter with no intelligent response to details that I provided with links to what is currently known about biophysically constrained protein folding led to this exchange: WEENY: “…all changes to gene sequences are currently called mutations.” JVK: What need is there for anyone to call them “mutations” except when linking them from virus-driven genomic entropy to pathology? Why not simply tell…

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From “Blood Music” to Evolution 2.0

  Book recommendations: For non-technical representations of how nutritional epigenetics and pharmacogenomics are linked via ecological adaptations, see: In his 1985 science fiction novel, linked above, Greg Bear included everything that is currently known to serious scientists about RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions and cell type differentiation in species from microbes to humans. He indirectly addressed the fact that the anti-entropic epigenetic effects of nutrients biophysically constrains cell type differentiation, which is limited by the physiology of reproduction. After the virus-like…

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