Epigenetics

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Epigenetics is not magic.

My god, epigenetics is a woo-magnet. Its not epigenetics fault, its just science. But the word ‘epigenetics’ gets put on this (‘chambery thing’ heh.). And this. And this. And… well, just Google it. Find your own favorite bit of self-help/explain all/magic epigenetic crap. Attention woo-meisters: STOP WHORING UP EPIGENETICS. IT IS NOT MAGIC. ITS JUST…

Junk RNA: Cause Junk DNA was getting lonely

The worlds most famous living biologist, Casey Luskin, is either an IDiot, or the biggest IDiot in the known universe. Being an expert in molecular biology, Casey has previously discussed Junk DNA, ie ERVs, at his blog ‘Evolution News and Views’. Now hes written a blog post on this paper about Junk RNA: Chromatin signature…

ew… epigenetics in SEED…

*sigh* My swooning over Venter on the cover of the latest edition of SEED was rudely interrupted by Larry Moran. Evidently he really does get SEED ‘for the articles’. heh. Epigenetics at SEED Yeah, um, this SEED article… this article is not helpful. For you, or me, or the scientific literacy we are fighting for.…

ERV on Epigenetics

The discussion PZ and I had a couple of weeks ago sparked a lot of fun questions from viewers/readers. PZ covered a TON of the basics last week, so I figured I better step up to explain my view of epigenetics! Epigenetics is inherited. Take agouti mice, for an example. If you alter how much…