Predicting who wins the 2017 Nobel Prizes (5)

Summary: If he was not still dead, the 1965 Nobel Laureate, Richard P. Feynman might claim that this year’s Physics Prize was awarded for “human idiocy.” Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, pronounced in 1916, suggested that matter and energy would warp the geometry of space-time […]

Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (9)

Summary: Energy determines genome compaction because activity in the nucleus is energy-dependent. Chromatin chains link energy-dependent changes in base pairs from single nucleotide polymorphisms to fixation of RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions in organized genomes via the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction. It’s all about the base. Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (8) ChromEMT: Visualizing 3D chromatin […]

The futility of The Battlefield FB group

Apparently, Paul Hartley blocked me from further discussion of his OP about dinosaurs and gladiators before I could ask if he thought “The Battlefield” is a “false flag” group. Does anyone else think that?   If so, do you think it can survive publication of experimental evidence that links responsive supramolecular systems to stepwise changes […]

De novo gene creation: Ignoring the experimental evidence

Regularly Whiffing Essential Oils Can Retrain Lost Sense of Smell It’s not entirely clear how olfactory training works on a neurological level. Olfactory training links the experience-dependent de novo creation of G protein-coupled receptors to supercoiled DNA. Conserved molecular mechanisms link food odors and pheromones from the innate immune system to the physiology of reproduction. […]

Epigenetics and autophagy vs mutations and evolution (4)

“Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) is a positive-sense single stranded RNA virus that infects a wide range of plants, especially tobacco and other members of the family Solanaceae. The infection causes characteristic patterns, such as “mosaic”-like mottling and discoloration on the leaves (hence the name). TMV was the first virus ever to be discovered. Although it […]

Polycombic ecological adaptation as a science, not a theory

Multi-omic data integration enables discovery of hidden biological regularities   Excerpt: Tracing the central dogma of biology (left column), we can link specific data types (middle column) to explain each of these biological processes. In this work, novel biological regularities that relate these processes are discovered through: (i) primary omics data (top box, right column) […]

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