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MicroRNA biogenesis protects us from HERVs (3)

endogenous: Biology growing or originating from within an organism. “endogenous gene sequences” Psychiatry (of a disease or symptom) not attributable to any external or environmental…

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Darwin was wrong

this “blinkered view” explains nothing because nothing about the adaptive evolution of species from microbes to man makes sense except in the light of biology.

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Non-random evolution of a “molecular handshake”

glucose is a conserved energy source for yeasts and it also regulates gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurosecretory cells of brain tissue

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The hormone-miRNA axis, life span, and sexual orientation

Instead of simply offering more evolutionary theory, we detailed the link from the sensory environment to sexual orientation (e.g., the epigenetic effects of pheromones on the gonadotropin releasing hormone neuronal system).

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Is there a model for that?

it is the acceptance of theories, opinions, and stories about natural and sexual selection that are problem.

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The challenges of a Darwinian approach to anything

It’s been more than 2 decades since the work of Axel and Buck replaced the ridiculous misrepresentations of those who appear to have never once thought about olfaction for finding food in birds.

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Desmond Morris Syndrome: No selective advantage

Desmond Morris Syndrome (DSM), where story-telling that incorporates evolutionary theory is better accepted than the basic principles of biology and levels of biological organization

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Do molecular mechanisms vary across species?

Do the molecular mechanisms vary from those known to be required for adaptive evolution of the neurogenic and socio-cognitive niches…

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Forum discussions: the most complained about member (866 words)

On November 26, 2012 Robert Karl Stonjek announced to the members of the psychiatry research group: Dear Members, there will be no more discussion of JVKs ‘model’.

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Diet epigenetically effects development of the primate brain

Discover Magazine: Q: Why don’t apes have bigger brains? A: They can’t eat enough to afford them Excerpt: “The raw jungle diet just doesn’t provide…

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