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Nutrient-dependent / pheromone-controlled social structure

Wang et al (2013) make it clearer that epigenetic modifications of genes found in social chromosomes entered continuum of adaptive evolution before the sex chromosomes.

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Epistasis as the primary factor in molecular evolution

“… the “mutational vicinity” is probably found in the molecular vicinity of a “metabolic niche”.

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Epigenetic maintenance of transcription / neuronal migration

I think what they’ve just shown us exemplifies the molecular biology of epigenetically driven adaptive evolution.

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A newly discovered hypothalamic neurogenic niche in the brain

The authors are among many, who seem to have missed a likely epigenetic link from maternal and/or acquired ferritin deficiency to thyroxine transport, brain development, and behavior.

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Sex differences in Alzheimer’s and everything else

the logic of gene regulatory networks in adaptive evolution does not skip any species.

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The logic of gene regulatory networks

As an alternative, we could continue to approach disorders of behavioral developmentas if nothing were known about epigenetic links between nature and nuture.

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The end of random mutations theory

most people should be closer to thinking in terms of adaptive evolution via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction, which makes sense.

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“Just-So” stories vs scientific explanations

The inability to think their way through from gene activation to behavior that activates genes (e.g., in cells) results in their inability to understand eco-evolution…

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Human pheromones: an epigenetic continuum from microbes to mammals

The only explanation for adaptive evolution with any across species explanatory power is found in my details of the epigenetic effects of olfactory/pheromonal input on intracellular signaling and stochastic gene expression…

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The Epigenetics of Drug Development and Cholesterol Levels

Isn’t the diet-responsive and presumably exercise- and pheromone-responsive hypothalamic neurogenic niche most likely to be involved in the cause and effect regulation of HDL via nutrient chemical-dependent epigenetic effects on gonadotropin releasing hormone?

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