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Energy-dependent purpose vs teleophobic telorexia

I’m not getting any responses to an attempt to discuss  On epigenetics: We are not just our DNA. That suggests I should use the claims and my attempt to discuss them in a blog post. If no one else wants to discuss the links from atoms to ecosystems in the diagram above, at least there will be a record to show they ignored them, again. James V. Kohl March 11, 2016 at 9:55 am Thanks for reporting on the symposium…

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Origin and evolution of the genetic code

Origin and evolution of the genetic code: the universal enigma Excerpt: …it appears essentially certain that the evolution of the code involved some combination of frozen accident with selection for error minimization. My comment: This claim from 2009 failed to address anything currently known to serious scientists about the Schrodinger’s claim from 1944, in What is Life? Indeed, in the case of higher animals we know the kind of orderliness they feed upon well enough, viz. the extremely well-ordered state…

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Blood test links atoms to ecosystems

New blood test may expand scope of liquid biopsies Excerpt: During cell death, the DNA gets chopped into small pieces by enzymes that like to cut in the easily accessible, unprotected sections of DNA in between the nucleosomes. My comment: The test links ecological variation to nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated DNA repair via microRNAs and adhesion proteins. The adhesion proteins link supercoiled DNA to protection from virus-driven entropy in the organized genomes of all living genera. The organized genomes are linked from…

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Juvenile hormone links atoms to ecosystems

A comparative perspective on epigenetics Excerpt 1) …adaptation and evolution emerge through network-wide responses to change at all levels of biological organisation, from proteins and membranes to organelles and cells, rather than being driven by individual genes. ‘Active causation resides in the networks, which includes many components for which there are no DNA templates’, says Noble, concluding that this novel approach provides ‘an integrated systems view of evolution’. Excerpt 2) ‘Active causation resides in the networks, which includes many components…

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