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Message 121 of 123 (817949)
08-22-2017 2:08 AM


Gene variant activity is surprisingly variable between tissues
Every gene in (almost) every cell of the body is present in two variants -- so called alleles: one is deriving from the mother, the other one from the father. In most cases both alleles are active and transcribed by the cells into an RNA message. However, for a few genes, only one allele is expressed, while the other one is silenced. The decision whether the maternal or the paternal version is shut down occurs early in embryonic development -- one reason, why for long it was thought that the pattern of active alleles is nearly homogeneous in the various tissues of the organism.

The new study (DOI:10.7554/eLife.25125), where CeMM PhD Student Daniel Andergassen is first author (now a PostDoc at Harvard University), uncovers a different picture. By performing the first comprehensive analysis of all active alleles in 23 different tissues and developmental stages of mice, the team of scientists revealed that each tissue showed a specific distribution of active alleles.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/...ses/2017/08/170818092138.htm


  
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Message 122 of 123 (818516)
08-29-2017 11:53 PM


Purpose and Desire
A forthcoming book by biologist J. Scott Turner, Purpose & Desire: What Makes Something “Alive” and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It, is a real shot across the bow of modern evolutionary biology.

Read an excerpt from Purpose & Desire here.


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Message 123 of 123 (818531)
08-30-2017 2:35 AM
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Re: Purpose and Desire
I fear it may not be quite what you think it is

"....writing his third book, currently titled "Biology's Second Law: Evolution, Purpose and Desire", which builds the case that evolution operates through the complementary principles of Darwinian natural selection (biology’s "First Law") coupled to homeostasis (biology’s "Second Law")."

He at least seems like a real scientist but he's funded by the Templeton Foundation which is a very large flashing red light.


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