|August 27, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics, Intelligent Design, News|
Unfortunately. Had to happen though. While I (O’Leary for News) was preparing a post on the significance of evolution via epigenetics—changes within parents’ genes in their own lifetime are passed on to offspring— this ScienceBlogs item whistled past the desk and crashed into the Later pile. Well, later is now: For those not familiar with […]
|August 25, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics, Evolution|
At Evolution News & Views: Epigenetic change: Lamarck, wake up, you’re wanted in the conference room! To recap, Darwinism entails vertical transfer of genes from a common ancestor to descendants. Horizontal gene transfer means transfer of genes from one organism to another on contact, irrespective of the ancestry of either life form. HGT is a […]
|August 14, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics, Multiverse, News|
From The Scientist : After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data. Just a decade ago, epigenetics researchers used classic biochemistry to reveal key modifications involved in the control of gene expression. These days, discoveries in epigenetics are as […]
|August 10, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics, News|
From ScienceDaily: Washington State University researchers say environmental factors are having an underappreciated effect on the course of disease and evolution by prompting genetic mutations through epigenetics, a process by which genes are turned on and off independent of an organism’s DNA sequence. Their assertion is a dramatic shift in how we might think of […]
|August 8, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics, Evolution|
“There’s more to inheritance and how a body develops than simply DNA. You get your genes from your parents — but how those genes are interpreted is far from straightforward.” Epigenetics See also: Mathematician Peter Saunders on Darwinism and epigenetics Follow UD News at Twitter!
|July 21, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics, Intelligent Design, News|
Would it be best to get Darwinism out of the discussion? Mathematician Peter Saunders on Darwinism and epigenetics, Part II, Following on Part I (see especially Mae Wan-Ho): Here: Peter Saunders: The idea is that if you have an organism, say maize, and you want it to be resistant to a certain herbicide — then […]
|July 19, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics, Intelligent Design, News|
But Darwinism, the ultimate in scienceyness, gets a pass? Legal enforcement? From The Guardian: Lots of real scientific terms – such as “neuro” or “nano” – get borrowed for a spot of buzzword scienceyness. Epigenetics is a real and important part of biology, but due to predictable quackery, it is threatening to become the new […]
|July 16, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, Epigenetics, News|
Huffington Post interview with Suzan Mazur, author of The Origin of Life Circus: One of Peter Saunders’ principal research interests is explaining the properties of complex nonlinear systems, and he’s long been a critic of the Modern Synthesis. But Saunders, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at King’s College London, thinks that at least some of the […]
|July 4, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics, Intelligent Design, News|
Over at Evolution News & Views, we are told that two Israeli researchers are “ flirting with Lamarck”: Lamarck? He was the much-ridiculed Frenchman (1744–1829) who was right about the inheritance of acquired characteristics. In other words, stuff that happened to our grandparents and parents could help shape our genome, and affect our health and […]
|July 1, 2015||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, Epigenetics, Evolution, horizontal gene transfer, Intelligent Design|
O’Leary for News’s new series here at Evolution News & Views: A while back, I started a series here called “Science Fictions” that I began by asking a simple question: Why is the space alien understood as science but Bigfoot as mythology? The reason I asked is that, still lacking specimens of either entity, decade […]
|June 18, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics, Intelligent Design, News|
From Jewish World Review: Jewish guilt’ may be inherited … “We certainly know that human experiences affect how our genes are expressed,” says Rachel Yehuda, a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, who has performed epigenetic studies on Holocaust survivors. “But we don’t […]
|June 17, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics, News|
From Phys.org: Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed a new technique to more precisely analyze bacterial populations, to reveal epigenetic mechanisms that can drive virulence. The new methods hold the promise of a potent new tool to offset the growing challenge of antibiotic resistance by bacterial pathogens. The research […]
|June 9, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics|
David Penny of Massey University, New Zealand, says while discussing a paper, no. Abstract: It is not really helpful to consider modern environmental epigenetics as neo-Lamarckian; and there is no evidence that Lamarck considered the idea original to himself. We must all keep learning about inheritance, but attributing modern ideas to early researchers is not […]
|March 28, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Epigenetics, Evolution, Intelligent Design|
Says there is no boundary between genetics and epigenetics Interviewed by Suzan Mazur: Suzan Mazur: Over the last few decades there have been several movements regarding deficiencies of the Modern Synthesis. “The Osaka Group” was one of them, “theThe Altenberg 16” another, and now “The Third Way of Evolution” — otherwise known as “the Oxford […]
|February 19, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics, Genetics, Intelligent Design, News|
They say, when we study mice, we must account for the possibility that inherited bax and their genes could influence the trait under study.
|January 7, 2015||Posted by News under Epigenetics, News|
Researchers: The discovery of SDHC epimutation provides a unifying explanation for the pathogenesis of dSDH GIST,
|November 14, 2014||Posted by News under Epigenetics, News|
Darwin’s Doubt: Genetic mutations are simply the wrong tool for the job at hand.
|November 13, 2014||Posted by News under Epigenetics, News|
But what will all those textbook companies relying on court orders do? Adapt? Sue? Die?
|November 1, 2014||Posted by News under Epigenetics, Intelligent Design, News, Society|
Considering that the study authors apparently want to talk about something like epigenetics, not industrial strength fascism.
|October 17, 2014||Posted by News under Epigenetics, News|
If The Scientist isn’t hanging the epigenetics people out to dry (wouldn’t they just love to?), they suspect their research is valid.