…plants alter microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis in response to light transition.
…we focus on the gene expression regulatory feedback loops involving hormones and miRNA expression to increase our understanding of germ cell commitment and the functioning of reproductive organs.
We did that in our 1996 Hormones and Behavior review of RNA-mediated cell type differentiation when pre-mRNA was the term for miRNA. See: From Fertilization to Adult Sexual Behavior
On August 29, 2018, Philip C. Ball launched a sneak attack against everything known to serious scientists about microRNA-mediated cell type differentiation and viral latency.
Schrödinger’s thoughts on the entropic balance of life can be regarded as precursors to studies of how biological prerogatives such as replication, memory, ageing, epigenetic modification and self-regulation must be understood as processes of non-equilibrium complexity that cannot ignore the environment. It is intriguing that similar considerations of environment and contingency are now seen to be central in quantum mechanics, with its ideas of entanglement, decoherence and contextuality. Whether this is more than coincidence, we can’t yet say.
His claim that “we cannot yet say” can be compared to what he said in Quantum common sense
To turn quantum to classical, we don’t need a conscious mind to measure or look; we just need an environment full of stuff. With or without us, the Universe is always looking.
Rephrased as: We don’t need a conscious mind to measure or look. With or without us, the Universe is always looking
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