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The Histone Code (genetic code not the only code?)
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center ^ | 2007 | Judd C. Rice, Ph.D.

Posted on 01/08/2008 7:28:22 PM PST by GodGunsGuts

It is now clear that genetics won’t be able to answer all of our questions about human development and disease. These basic biological processes rely heavily on epigenetics – the ability to ‘fine-tune’ the expression of specific genes.

This regulation of gene expression is essential for defining cellular identity and the dysregulation of these processes results in a variety of human diseases. Therefore, understanding these mechanisms will not only enhance our basic knowledge but will also lead to the improved detection, therapy and prognoses of several human diseases.

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The histone code hypothesis predicts that the post-translational modifications of histones, alone or in combination, function to direct specific and distinct DNA-templated programs.

(Excerpt) Read more at histonecode.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: creation; epigenetics; evolution; finetuning; geneticcode; histonecode; intelligentdesign; justlooksdesigned
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1 posted on 01/08/2008 7:28:24 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

So, the more we know, the more we don’t know.............


2 posted on 01/08/2008 7:31:08 PM PST by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; editor-surveyor; CottShop; boop; betty boop; metmom; Alamo-Girl; js1138; ...

Very intersting ping!


3 posted on 01/08/2008 7:31:58 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

I need Hildebeast, the smartest woman on the planet, to explain this to me!


4 posted on 01/08/2008 7:35:38 PM PST by Doctor Don
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To: GodGunsGuts
Very interesting, but the article looks like good basic science.

It will not help creationism one bit. Sorry.

5 posted on 01/08/2008 7:37:39 PM PST by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

I would say, the more we learn how “fine-tuned” life is, the more we should be looking for the possibility of a “fine-tuner.”


6 posted on 01/08/2008 7:38:53 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: PeterPrinciple; GodGunsGuts
the more we know, the more we don’t know

Bump

7 posted on 01/08/2008 7:40:31 PM PST by valkyry1 (Thompson/Hunter Hunter/Thompson all the way!)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Excellent point!


8 posted on 01/08/2008 7:44:11 PM PST by doc1019 (Rabbit and the Hare Fred 08)
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To: PeterPrinciple
So, the more we know, the more we don’t know

So, the more we know, the more we realize how much we don’t know.
9 posted on 01/08/2008 7:45:11 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: GodGunsGuts
Thank you for the ping. It's always good to hear from you. I don't always get back to you on this or that ping, but I always do, eventually if not sooner, read the article, follow the thread, etc.

Let's see...how did it go? From previous info; proteins could vary somewhat, depending on what other neighboring alleles were present, or not? Something like that.

It's as if there are codes, within the code? As opposed to being simply "here's the gene that makes this protein" [with no variation, period].

10 posted on 01/08/2008 7:46:18 PM PST by BlueDragon (never set out to sea on a boat that has shiny pump handles...)
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To: valkyry1
Thanks, Valkyryl. Did you notice that part about “fine-tuning” of gene expression? It would seem that certain materialist/reductionist explanations for life are unraveling by the day.
11 posted on 01/08/2008 7:50:01 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: BlueDragon

I just wonder how many codes we will find as we go forward. Codes upon codes upon codes...We truly are fearfully and WONDERFULLY made!


12 posted on 01/08/2008 7:52:58 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: Coyoteman

Aah, come on. Do you have to be such a one-trick pony? Such a one note Johnny? (three cord wonder?)

You're deeper than that. I've even seen you be that way, a time or two... 8^)

13 posted on 01/08/2008 7:53:30 PM PST by BlueDragon (never set out to sea on a boat that has shiny pump handles...)
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To: Coyoteman

==It will not help creationism one bit.

God’s creation does not need the help of science. Quite the contrary...Science needs God’s creation.


14 posted on 01/08/2008 7:56:32 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts
Yeah. Sure does seem that way.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program ---

(I'd better go follow the link and read the article, lol!)

15 posted on 01/08/2008 7:56:43 PM PST by BlueDragon (never set out to sea on a boat that has shiny pump handles...)
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To: PeterPrinciple

That’s what I noticed in college, even in all my meteorology courses. Every thing we learned raised a whole host of questions that still needed to be answered.


16 posted on 01/08/2008 8:16:41 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Isn’t God’s creation fascinating!


17 posted on 01/08/2008 8:20:16 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: metmom

PS Remember that article I posted about the “Guinea Pig Kids”?


18 posted on 01/08/2008 8:28:17 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

A code is a basic construct of language. Only intelligent beings use language. If biology has built in codes, it implies an intelligent code giver created it all. Seems rather intuitive to me.


19 posted on 01/08/2008 8:28:17 PM PST by garjog (Used to be liberals were just people to disagree with. Now they are a threat to our existence.)
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To: garjog

Same here. But some FRevolutionists find this intuitive notion highly controversial...even anathema. Indeed, they have gone so far as to say that evolution is the study of natural phenomena that give the “appearance” of design. They remind me of Buddhists who seek to convince mankind that all is illusion. They have even adopted a kind of yin and yang (random mutation plus natural selection).


20 posted on 01/08/2008 8:34:51 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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