Tag: epigenetics

There are no mechanisms for macroevolution

Epigenetic markers strongly affect binding of transcription factors http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/epigenetic-marks-shun-some-transcription-factors-embrace-others/81254309?utm_medium=newsletter Excerpt: “The same epigenetic marks can be read as “keep off” or “welcome,” depending on what DNA-binding protein, or transcription factor, is doing the reading. These marks, methylated cytosine and guanine

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Genetically identical twins – but not so identical traits

Genetically identical twins – but not so identical traits Identical twins with different skin, hair and eye colors – Gene sequences don’t determine traits http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_621173.asp (February 28, 2016) Excerpt: “Two baby girls from County Durham are thought to be the first

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The existing species concept called into question

The existing species concept called into question Bears breed across species borders – ‘Species’ is a man made word https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170419093151.htm#.WPikcs4L-8M.linkedin Excerpt: “Pizzly, grolars or “capuccino bears” are common names of the offspring resulting from the mating of grizzly bears (Ursus

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Seven things Darwin didn’t tell you

Seven things Darwin didn’t tell you, because he didn’t know. 1. Alterations in diet, climate, stress and other environmental factors cause mechanism based inheritable changes in organisms, not random mutations and selection. An example: Italian wall lizards experienced radical changes in morphology

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How millions of years changed to thousands

How to make a cave fish in just a few thousand years http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/how-make-cave-fish-just-few-thousand-years Excerpt: “How long does it take for a cave fish to evolve from an open-water swimmer? Only a few thousand years, according to a new study. Scientists

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