Category: Epigenetics

Epigenetics: Effects of trauma passed on in mice’ sperm

No wonder some are standing athwart epigenetics and yelling Stop! more

Plant embryo development not controlled only by genes

Researchers: Specific cell-types present in the embryo environment can send out protein signals to also influence this process. more

Epigenetics: DNA distinguishes young vs. old duplicate genes

Researchers: Our results indicate that epigenetic modifications are intimately involved in the regulation and maintenance of duplicate genes. more

Epigenetics and neuroplasticity: The case of the rewired ferrets

Ah yes, this was back in 2000, but genes still ruled. more

Standing athwart epigenetics and yelling “Stop!”

But why should the Darwinians have the entire nonsense racket to themselves? And enforced, no less? ;) more

Yes, there might be a “genius gene,” but … how much does it account for?

It’s quite possible that intelligence will turn out to be driven in large part by epigenetics, the critical question of how, when, and where genes are expressed or silenced. more

Epigenetics: Inheritance of acquired traits gradually gaining acceptance

Researcher: “And we’re all having a hell of a time figuring out how they work.” more

Geneticists use code words for race, science writer says

To the Darwinist, it looks like selfish genes (but then everything does). The rest of us would not put that much faith in the gene alone as the unit of inheritance. Separated from the rest of the story, it is probably usually meaningless. more

Epigenetics: Could cancer sometimes be an outcome of failure?

According to new research, epigenetic regulation is required to ensure correct number of chromosomes in the daughter cells after division. more

Epigenetics: A look at a pioneer and his field

Epigenetics means that hereafter research is required to determine what IS causing a change. All change can’t just be attributed to Darwinism, whatever the true cause. more

Oxford’s Denis Noble’s page of resources against neo-Darwinism…

… you might not have found anywhere else more

Richard Dawkins responds to “Die, Selfish Gene, Die”: Mere adversarial journalism

One wonder if Dawkins minded Dobbs referring to him in the Aeon piece as a “buffoon.” Naw, couldn’t be. He probably just wants to go head to head with the growing field of epigenetics. more

Epigenetics: Dawkins’ “selfish gene” discredited by still more scientists you should have heard of

But pop science media think you are too stupid to know about their work and why it matters. more

Epigenetics: Possible reason mice are so timorous…

Maybe their fears haunt them from generations past more

A Three Nucleotide Change by an Unknown Mechanism

In today’s Phys.Org news page, we hear about a three nucleotide change in the organism “Trypanosoma brucei, a parasite that causes sleeping sickness in Africa and Chagas disease in Latin America.” Immediately after “transcription”, via a completely unknown mechanism, a three nucleotide portion of the intron associated with …… is replaced by three different nucleotides. […] more

Endowed Chair at Johns Hopkins named after ID proponent

Philanthropist, world-renowned eye surgeon James Gills co-authored two ID-friendly books Darwin under the microscope and The Mysterious Epigenome and spearheaded an ID-friendly project related to the epigenome. Named after him is the James P. Gills Professorship in Opthalmology at Johns Hopkins University. Here is a nice narrative of Dr. Gills: TARPON SPRINGS – The blue-masked […] more

More on “Epigenetics making Darwin’s followers uncomfortable”

Pennisi notes in closing that “And, [Christina] Richards adds, ‘people are really stubborn about accepting that that’s possible.’” Which is pretty much what was advertised and it certainly accords with our experience here. more

Epigenetics making Darwin’s followers uncomfortable?

How revealing that so many people who claim to live by evidence swallow special pleading so eagerly, and are uncomfortable with the reality of evolution. more

Just because you have a predisposing gene—or several—may not mean you get the disease

“Until now, researchers have been focusing on the effects of disease-associated genomic variants on DNA-to-RNA transcription, instead of the challenging question of effects on RNA-to-protein translation,” says Dr. Polychronakos. more

Epigenetic differences between humans and chimps (vs. 98% similarity claims)

Epigenetic studies provide some insights into ways in which similar genes can result in very different outcomes. Of course, they will significantly complicate the study of genetics and of evolution in consequence. more

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