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The tipping point (revisited): G6PD

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase is indispensable in embryonic development by modulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition via the NOX/Smad3/miR-200b axis (1/9/18) Excerpt: The proposed mechanism concerning G6PD and the…

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Constraints on microRNAs: Buried in patents

Theme: MicroRNAs are the pre-mRNAs from the past. That fact has since been buried in the patent on RNA-interference (aka RNA-guided human genome engineering). Pheromones…

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DS Wilson’s view of biophysically constrained life (3)

A Different Kind of Theory of Everything (2/19/19) 1) In 1964, during a lecture at Cornell University, the physicist Richard Feynman articulated a profound mystery…

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Preprints obfuscate facts (2)

See: Preprints obfuscate facts (1) See the preprint: Genetic dissection of assortative mating behavior 3/14/18 See also: PLOSBiology 2/7/19 Ecologically relevant mating cues (sometimes known…

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