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Michael Bloomberg for President (NOT) in 2020

Michael Bloomberg Is Reportedly Going to Run for President in 2020—as a Democrat Bloomberg first ran for mayor of New York as a Republican in…

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Nutrient-dependent / pheromone-controlled social structure

Wang et al (2013) make it clearer that epigenetic modifications of genes found in social chromosomes entered continuum of adaptive evolution before the sex chromosomes.

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A flawed model: no tripartate synapse in the adult brain

learning and memory in unicellular yeasts is exemplified via epigenetically-effected changes in
gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion in young mammals

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Evolved development of olfactory systems

how much longer it will be until the “bird watchers” realize that the molecular mechanisms of how olfactory/pheromonal input epigenetically effects adaptively evolved behaviors are the same in species from microbes to man, and species of birds are included.

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Epigenetics and metabolism converge with pheromone production

Shall we attribute to him the inability to see that metabolism and epigenetics converge with food odors and the metabolism of nutrient chemicals to pheromones that act on precisely the same molecular mechanisms of adaptive evolution found in species from microbes to man?

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Behavioral epigenetics in ecological context

Does anyone still think there should be one model that explains heterosexual preferences and food preferences but another that explains homosexual preferences?

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Epigenetic maintenance of transcription / neuronal migration

I think what they’ve just shown us exemplifies the molecular biology of epigenetically driven adaptive evolution.

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Epigenetics and evolutionary success

others seem destined to soon grasp the genes-to-behavior and back approach exemplified in the honeybee model organism

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Thinking about what we know (or not)

Most people tend to ignore the fact that it is food that makes us who we are and pheromones that tell others who and what we are

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Epigenetic effects underlie sexual preferences II

The difference between an accurate portrayal of epigenetic effects and those that make claims of adaptively evolved behaviors “(sans epigenetics)” is a difference between fact and story-telling that goes back to the origins of the story more than 120 years ago.

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