Friday, November 23, 2012

DNA news - now 80% is coding - down goes "junk DNA"

Design predicted this.  All along it has been thought function will be found for so called "junk DNA".  Now 80% is coding.

ENCODE: Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements

Designed changes vs random changes

This paper shows that some "mutations" are designed changes directed by cellular machinery.

Genomic "tuning knobs" with implicit range are strategies for organisms to change and adapt as needed.  We know about fine tuning in the universe, now we see it in life.

Remember the Genetic Piano post (here)?  Which keys are chosen to play?   What decides?



How Bees Decide What to Be: Reversible 'Epigenetic' Marks Linked to Behavior Patterns


Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram -Must see.....


Is There Enough Time For Humans to have Evolved from Apes? Dr. Ann Gauger