|November 25, 2015||Posted by News under Genomics, Human evolution, News|
From The Telegraph: The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active Now researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have found that genetic material from a retrovirus called HERV-H is not only active, but is crucial in allowing a fertilised […]
|November 21, 2015||Posted by News under Genomics, News|
From ScienceDaily: Scientists have long speculated about the nature of the dark proteome, the area of proteins that are completely unknown, but a recent study by CSIRO has mapped the boundaries of these dark regions, bringing us one step closer to discovering the complete structure and function of all proteins. … As knowledge of three-dimensional […]
|November 20, 2015||Posted by News under Genomics, News|
A half billion years ago. This helps us understand why most of the information in a life form cannot be in its genes. From ScienceDaily: Scientists have analyzed the genomes of two acorn worm species and found that approximately two-thirds of human genes have counterparts in the ancestors of these marine animals. These ancient genes, […]
|November 19, 2015||Posted by News under Genomics, Intelligent Design, News|
From xkcd: Try out other “physicist-driven” cartoons here. Follow UD News at Twitter!
|November 18, 2015||Posted by News under Genomics, Intelligent Design, language, News|
From ScienceDaily: A new study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet shows that the ‘grammar’ of the human genetic code is more complex than that of even the most intricately constructed spoken languages in the world. The findings, published in the journal Nature, explain why the human genome is so difficult to decipher — and contribute to […]
|November 14, 2015||Posted by News under Design inference, Genomics, News|
Discussed as a design but believed, by dogma, not to be a design. From the Atlantic: Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters-As, Gs, Cs, and Ts-that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three dimensions. They are made of molecules. They are physical objects […]
|October 29, 2015||Posted by PaV under Cell biology, Genomics|
Phys.Org has a new summary about a new finding regarding heterochromatin repair in the nucleus which involves the nuclear membrane. In their discussion, they make some interesting points: Previously, the nuclear membrane was thought to be mostly just a protective bubble around the nuclear material, with pores acting as channels to transport molecules in and […]
|October 28, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Genomics, News|
From ScienceDaily: Ancient wild ox genome reveals complex cow ancestry The ancestry of domesticated cattle proves more complex than previously thought, reports a paper published in the open access journal Genome Biology. … The team of researchers discovered clear evidence of breeding between wild British aurochs and early domesticated cattle. David MacHugh, senior author on […]
|October 15, 2015||Posted by News under Genomics, Intelligent Design, News|
While shopping at the gene counter, we learned from The Scientist : Published genomes are chock-full of contamination. But as awareness of the problem grows, so do methods to help combat it. When Supratim Mukherjee noticed the same bacteriophage sequence popping up again and again in hundreds of microbial genomes from a database he was […]
|October 13, 2015||Posted by News under 'Junk DNA', Genomics, Intelligent Design, News|
From obit: Inherent in the idea of gene regulatory networks was the concept that genome sequences that provided information about how genes should be expressed would be as important as the genome sequences that coded for the proteins themselves. Although non-protein-coding DNA was long considered to be “junk,” Davidson recognized that the key regulatory code […]
|September 10, 2015||Posted by DLH under Biophysics, Darwinism, Design inference, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, Genomics, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity|
Rockefeller University researchers found that part of a DNA repair protein known as 53BP1 fits over the phosphorylated part of H2AX “like a glove,” says Kleiner. This interaction helps bring 53BP1 to the site of DNA damage, where it mediates the repair of double-stranded breaks in DNA by encouraging the repair machinery to glue the […]
|August 11, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Genomics, News|
Wasn’t suppose to happen in the old days, right? But it turns out to be surprisingly common. From ScienceDaily: The common baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is used to make bread, wine and beer, and is the laboratory workhorse for a substantial proportion of research into molecular and cell biology. It was also the first non-bacterial […]
|July 20, 2015||Posted by News under Genomics, Intelligent Design, News|
From ScienceDaily: Carrying around a spare tire is a good thing — you never know when you’ll get a flat. Turns out we’re all carrying around “spare tires” in our genomes, too. Today, in ACS Central Science, researchers report that an extra set of guanines (or “G”s) in our DNA may function just like a […]
|June 27, 2015||Posted by News under Genomics, Intelligent Design, News, Plants|
We are told that the mistletoe species lacks genes found in all other complex organisms. From ScienceDaily: A discovery made during an analysis of a species of mistletoe whose apparent ability to survive without key genes involved in energy production could make it one of the most unusual plants on Earth. … “This loss of […]
|May 27, 2015||Posted by News under Genomics, News|
From The Scientist : A large number of human genes can substitute for their defective counterparts in yeast and prevent the microorganisms from dying, according to a paper published today (May 21) in Science. Of more than 400 human-to-yeast gene replacements performed, almost 50 percent were effective at compensating for a missing vital function. “No […]
|May 18, 2015||Posted by News under Genomics, Intelligent Design, News|
Stuff we mustn’t tell Bill Nye (if anyone still cares where he is or what he is doing) PubMed link for one e coli genome from Liberty University here. Darwin followers free to call police. Follow UD News at Twitter!
|May 9, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Genomics, News|
Basically, a new polyploid plant species has had more than one separate origin in Scotland. And we still don’t know how that works.* Polyploidy—the heritable condition of possessing more than two complete sets of chromosomes—has always been something of a mystery, and this new find both illuminate it and suggests we should pay more attention to […]
|February 10, 2015||Posted by News under Genomics, Intelligent Design, News|
Someone should write a book about ways that Darwinism has impeded science that go well beyond wrecking doubters’ careers.
|December 28, 2014||Posted by News under Atheism, Culture, Genomics, News|
New atheists wonder why they are least liked! Is it barely possible that it’s not about being an atheist after all but about, um, behaviour issues?
|December 17, 2014||Posted by News under Genomics, News|
Researchers: The reasons for the wide range of genome size found in different species remain largely enigmatic.