variants

Dispensing with all pseudoscientific nonsense about evolution (2)

Dispensing with all pseudoscientific nonsense about evolution (1) See also: Genomic analyses identify hundreds of variants associated with age at menarche and support a role for puberty timing in cancer risk Reported as: Hundreds of Genomic Regions Linked to Age at Menarche Age at onset of puberty is affected by a combination of genetic, nutritional, and other environmental factors and that timing, in turn, is associated with risk of cancer later in life. Who will be next to link energy-dependent…

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A two-faced protein enables RNA-mediated DNA repair (3)

See: A two-faced protein enables RNA-mediated DNA repair (2) See: A two-faced protein enables RNA-mediated DNA repair My comment: Attempts to place what is currently known about the links from atoms to ecosystems back into the context of neo-Darwinian pseudoscientific nonsense have been doomed to fail ever since Dobzhansky (1973) wrote: Nothing in Biology Makes Any Sense Except in the Light of Evolution. He linked nutrient-dependent amino acid substitutions to cell type differentiation across species and also claimed “…the so-called…

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De novo DNA methylation?

Epigenomics and the control of fate, form and function in social insects Excerpt: “De novo DNA methylation is critical for developmental divergence of female larvae towards the honeybee worker caste and is progressive [49,51].” de novo is a Latin expression meaning “from the beginning DNA methylation does not automagically occur. From the beginning, it has been nutrient-dependent and RNA-directed. Nutrient-dependent RNA-directed DNA methylation links the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from…

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