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What Darwin proved: there’s no such thing as a species

GENETICS As Animals Mingle, a Baffling Genetic Barrier A short stretch of DNA is challenging what it means to be a species. By: Emily Singer August…

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CRISPR corrects at what cost?

CRISPR Corrects Blood Disorder Gene Scientists use the genome-editing technique to fix a disease-causing mutation in human cell lines. By Kerry Grens | August 5, 2014 Excerpt 1):…

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Small RNAs and nutritional epigenetics (serious humor)

Serbian government honored me by putting me on their 20 recently   In the context of nutritional epigenetics and “fitness,” small RNAs are clearly the…

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A microRNA-mediated mechanism that is epigenetically inherited

Pregnancy Stress Spans Generations The stressors a female rat experiences during pregnancy can have repercussions for her granddaughters, a study shows. By Anna Azvolinsky | August 7, 2014…

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Epimutations: Attacking pseudoscientific dogmas

Our principle aim in the lab is to attack scientific dogmas. Pseudoscientific dogma: “I am absolutely certain that if you showed this statement to any…

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Order and disorder: Ecological adaptations not mutations

In the context of order and disorder that includes what is known about quantum physics and light-induced amino acid substitutions in plants and animals, as well…

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Chromosomal rearrangements and hibernation

Prepped for the Long Sleep Hibernation-related proteins are common even in non-hibernating animals, a study shows. By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 30, 2014 Article excerpt: “These genes clustered on…

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microRNAs differentiate neuronal cell types

microRNAs: key triggers of neuronal cell fate Excerpt: “In light of the fact that miRNAs have very precise expression patterns depending on the cell type,…

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microRNAs and species relationships

Flaws emerge in RNA method to build tree of life Study finds problems with alluringly simple way to tease out evolutionary relationships through microRNA. Amy…

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Yeast Genetics Meeting

The “Yeast Genetics Meeting” starts 7/29/14 and presenters will establish the unequivocal fact that the epigenetic landscape is linked to the physical landscape of DNA…

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