Monthly Archives: June 2019

Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer still resonates – All Americans should read it this week

By Van Hipp As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, all generations should read and listen to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s powerful D-Day prayer. He didn’t call for a special “Day of Prayer.” He called for continued prayer. He … Continue reading

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A missense variant in the FTCD gene (other than the AS3MT gene)) affects arsenic metabolism and toxicity phenotypes in Bangladesh

This topic is very central to gene-environment interactions (i.e. if everyone in a population is exposed to the same undesirable levels of arsenic — why isn’t the toxic response similar) Exposure to inorganic arsenic forms (iAs) in contaminated drinking water … Continue reading

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Complex signal processing in synthetic gene circuits using cooperative regulatory assemblies

Genes generally provide the information (in the form of RNA that is transcribed from the DNA) that ultimately leads to translation of the mRNA into protein, the gene product. Environmental signals act in numerous ways to compel transcription factors (TFs) … Continue reading

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Is Archebacteria? or Eubacteria? the ancestor of Eukaryotes ??

Before the mid-1970s, evolution (or “The Tree of Life”) was simple: everything was divided up into “animals, plants, and bacteria.” Or, “eukaryotes” (having paired chromosomes inside a nucleus with a membrane to separate it from cytoplasm) and “prokaryotes” (having single … Continue reading

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Tracking Five Millennia of “Horse Management” with Extensive Ancient Genome Time Series

Continuing along the theme of evolution, from where did the domestic horse arise? We all know that horses afforded humans with the first opportunity to spread genes, diseases, and culture much faster than humans could do on foot. Horses remained … Continue reading

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