Author Archives: DWN

FW: Effects of Lockdowns on COVID-19 Mortality: Literature Review & Meta-Analysis

I’ll try to cover this topic from a statistical and logical standpoint — and not from any political ramifications. This systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis were designed by: Professor Steve H. Hanke, Founder and Co-Director of The Johns … Continue reading

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HGNC Newsletter Autumn 2021

Some of you will be interested in the latest news in the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) autumn issue ot their NewsLetter. DwN Autumn newsletter 2021 Newsletters · 26 Nov 2021 New links to GenCC We are pleased to announce … Continue reading

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Masks Work to Prevent COVID-19

Okay: Looks like “masks might help to some extent, and of course depending on the type of mask.” This article today from MedScape. Large Study Affirms What We Already Know: Masks Work to Prevent COVID-19 Brenda Goodman, MA September 03, … Continue reading

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Time to sober up

Finally, we have the analysis by a rational “applied economist.” More than 40 years of precise satellite-measured global atmospheric temperatures — have concluded that the “warming” is 0.14 deg.C per decade [which seems reasonable, given that the planet is just … Continue reading

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Researchers discover a gene that doubles risk of death from COVID-19

This should be of interest to some of you. As is often the case in Gene-Environment Interactions, patients having a particular allelic variant of their LZTFI gene, exhibit a different response to the incoming signal (i.e., SARS-CoV-2 virus) that causes … Continue reading

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Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom

At the 14th International Conference on Climate Change (Oct 15-17, 2021; in Las Vegas) Patrick Moore gave the best presentation of the entire meeting in his Keynote Address: In fact, this talk was the best most informative hour-long lecture I … Continue reading

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Self-reproducing catalytic micelles as nanoscopic protocell precursors

“Evolution of life on Earth” — including how life (as we know it) originated from a mixture of non-living chemicals — is within our purview of gene-environment interactions. In the past several decades, it has become genereally accepted that “RNA … Continue reading

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Introducing the Minding the Campus Lysenko Award

The topics of GEITP (since 2008) have always included scientific fraud and corruption. And, for anyone who is not familiar with Lysenko — his academic credentials (or lack thereof) should be introduced here. The Minding the Campus (MTC) online academic … Continue reading

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How can we Change the Message?

Dick Lindzen (prof emeritus, MIT, and Natl Acad of Sciences member) — is IMHO among the top 3 scientists in the field. He is a very humble, focused, analytical, and patient scientist. 😊 The Imaginary Climate Crisis: How can we … Continue reading

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HGNC (HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee) NewsLetter for summer of 2021

For those interested, below is the HGNC (HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee) NewsLetter for summer of 2021. There are several genes of interest discussed — one associated with 3-fold increased risk of having a asymptomatic COVID-19 as a phenotype; another a … Continue reading

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