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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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Comparing scientific claims

The Christian right’s 5 worst scientific claims Excerpt: “This method of conducting science has led the Christian right to make some incredible — as in,…

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New trees of life

Untangling spider’s webs: Largest-ever study of spider genetics shows orb weaver spiders do not share common origins Emphasis: “…contrary to long-held popular opinion, the two…

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Evolution of sex differences in cell types: more pseudoscientific nonsense

Demography can favour female-advantageous alleles Excerpt: “Models with coevolution of local adaptation and dispersal very rarely include sexual reproduction [20,21], even though local variation in…

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How biodiversity arises

Effects of starvation can be passed to future generations, through small RNAs apparently without DNA involvement Excerpt: The findings have no immediate clinical application. “However,…

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Biology Developments

No one has commented on my posts to the “Biology Developments” Facebook page despite the clear indications that theories proposed by population geneticists are rapidly falling…

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Conserved microRNA editing

Conserved microRNA editing in mammalian evolution, development and disease Excerpt:  “…site-specific miRNA editing is an evolutionarily conserved mechanism, which increases the functional diversity of mammalian…

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Ecological adaptation: The third way

The Third Way The vast majority of people believe that there are only two alternative ways to explain the origins of biological diversity. One way…

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Biological evolution: a direct contradiction

Biological evolution: Some genetic considerations It will probably not be long until at least one prominent evolutionary theorist acknowledges this fact, “The concept of biological…

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