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A HORRIFIC STORY OF DISHONESTY IN PUBLISHING SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

COMMENTS   Hi Dan, I see that China is also trying to tackle the predatory journals and fake articles! Olavi China updates naughty list of journals China has updated its Early Warning Journal List — a list of journals that … Continue reading

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Photoreceptor Evolution–from Water Animals to Land Animals

This topic is among the most obvious of “gene-environment interactions” topics…!! 😊 During evolution, when vertebrates first left the water and ventured onto land, they encountered a visual world that was radically different from that of their aquatic ancestors. In … Continue reading

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A HORRIFIC STORY OF DISHONESTY IN PUBLISHING SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

Below are two responses to the Feb 7th GEITP blog email about “companies churning out fake papers are now bribing journal editors; and some editors are agreeing to accept large sums of cash ‘under the table’ to help fraudulent academicians … Continue reading

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Breaking Through: My Life in Science by Katalin Karikó review – real-life lessons in chemistry

This book might become mandatory reading for some high school or college courses — designed to encourage women to go into science and persist at tenacity and self-belief. 😊😊 DwN Breaking Through: My Life in Science by Katalin Karikó review … Continue reading

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The Scientific Method and Critical Thinking

What I see is government-funded scientists forgetting the progress in scientific thought in the 19th century, especially Germany. Hermann Helmholtz, about the most noteworthy denounced the way Goethe and Hegel and Aristotle processed scientific thought. Aristotle, unquestionably one of the … Continue reading

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SCIENTIFIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY

I received an invitation in July 2022 — to write “my scientific autobiography,” to be published in the 2024 issue of Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology (APRT). The rules involved a “20-page maximum, which should include proposed figures and … Continue reading

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A Mammalian DNA Methylation Landscape

As this GEITP group has discussed numerous times, each person’s overall genetic architecture (landscape) represents the combination of differences in our: [a] genetics (e.g., DNA sequence changes); [b] epigenetics (chromosomal but not involving DNA sequence); [c] environmental effects (cigarette smoking, … Continue reading

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Power of inclusion: Enhancing polygenic prediction with admixed individuals (simplified)

I apologize. Yesterday’s GEITP blog was regarded by some “as a bit difficult to understand” (i.e., “more basic background” is needed, please). So, here goes: For more than two decades, genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have unequivocally shown that common complex … Continue reading

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Power of inclusion: Enhancing polygenic prediction with admixed individuals

Polygenic scores (PGSs) are used for combining genetic effects into the individual-level genetic liability of diseases or non-disease traits (e.g., risk of type-2 diabetes or schizophrenia; risk of lung cancer as a function of cigarettes smoked, or skin cancer as … Continue reading

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**HGNC Newsletter** Autumn 2023

The Human Genome Organization (HUGO) was conceived in 1988 at the first meeting on genome mapping and sequencing at Cold Spring Harbor. Its original purpose was to promote international collaborative efforts to study the human genome and to address the … Continue reading

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