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Medical meanings

D. James
1997 Postgraduate medical journal  
Did you known that the word nicotine was derived from a French ambassador to Portugal? Or that the Latin word for sausage became botulism?  ...  of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) which spans 4 megabases of DNA-1% of the genomeand includes at least 200 genes.  ... 
doi:10.1136/pgmj.73.866.837-c fatcat:hfbaapmptnfvxbuyq2n53xqi2m


Svenja Adolphs, Craig Hamilton, Brigitte Nerlich
2003 International Journal of English Studies (IJES)  
We do so by analysiny the mieaning of words like gene, genes, genetic, genetics, and genetically as found in various spoken and written corpora.  ...  Corpus linguistics has long asked questions about how meaning is created and changed in the public sphere through language use.  ...  You know stuffis so dear. <S02> Yeah.  ... 
doi:10.6018/ijes.3.1.48501 doaj:1975faa355f04f1a980438a70936bdaf fatcat:4drm7hft4vgszhi473mbrnnpmi

What Do You Mean, "Epigenetic"?

Carrie Deans, Keith A. Maggert
2015 Genetics  
Some employ epigenetics to explain changes in gene expression, others use it to refer to transgenerational effects and/or inherited expression states.  ...  History of the Term "Epigenetic" To understand the meaning of the term epigenetics, one must understand the context in which it was derived.  ...  This also means that changes in repeat regions, which are notoriously difficult to detect, must also be ruled out to accurately show sequence independence.  ... 
doi:10.1534/genetics.114.173492 pmid:25855649 pmcid:PMC4391566 fatcat:voa3whzi7ne3djs5xcqtnnwi2y

Darwinism and Meaning

Lonnie W. Aarssen
2010 Biological Theory  
The implications of this paradox are explored here, including the question of where then does the Darwinist find meaning in life?  ...  It discredits the notion that one's life has any intrinsic meaning, yet it predicts that we are designed by Darwinian natural selection to generally insist that it must-and so necessarily designed to misunderstand  ...  Indeed, we are because of our genes, which are for no other reason than that their antecedents have avoided being eliminated."  ... 
doi:10.1162/biot_a_00060 fatcat:kt6ngajjtnaflnanfjxgcrh6gy

Does Meaning Evolve? [article]

Mark D. Roberts
2004 arXiv   pre-print
Radical interpretation is a theory which attempts to explain how communication has meaning.  ...  A common method of making a theory more understandable, is by comparing it to another theory which has been better developed.  ...  sentence means is the opposite of what you think it means  ... 
arXiv:cs/9811004v4 fatcat:bdyr2sbfgjb5vpsesos4svdmvy

More GC Means More RNA

Richard Robinson
2006 PLoS Biology  
This study does not address the "how" of the GC advantage-the mechanism by which GC-rich genes are transcribed more than GC-poor ones.  ...  , where more protein means more product and more money.  ...  If substantial mating takes place before dispersal, there will be more homozygotes, which means fewer purging opportunitiesand a potentially less effective HDR strategy.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0040206 pmid:20076593 pmcid:PMC1463024 fatcat:iwey7suze5afxnwtxknntzjrnu

Meaning in a Quantum Universe

E. Werner
2010 Science  
There are similar shortcomings in Vedral's treatment of biology, which blindly follows Richard Dawkins's gene-centric view of biological information.  ...  How did the complexity of the universe arise? What do quantum mechanics and quantum computers have to do with all this?  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.1192829 fatcat:xjaosmiorbdybm3d5jqsiwcp4a

Confused meanings of life, genes and parents

Lee M Silver
2001 Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences  
Confused Meanings of Life, Genes and Parents ramifications for the way we treat issues surrounding human reproduction, including both abortion and assisted reproductive technologies.  ...  And where did the DNA molecules in my body come from?  ...  How can I carry my grandmother's genes if I haven't received any of her DNA? If not her DNA, what did my grandmother give to me? Is it some other kind of matter?  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1369-8486(01)00032-2 fatcat:62nyenfmufh3pono3zzvqun6su


F. D. Farrell, E. E. Slosson
1924 Science  
Slosson makes a statement which, in my opinion, is likely to help to perpetuate an old mis- conception of the meaning of conservation as applied to natural resources—a misconception which Dr.  ...  I did not intend them to be taken literally.  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.60.1546.158-a pmid:17750765 fatcat:7tolv72znnartbv6sf6mxtbaae

What CRISPR-baby prison sentences mean for research

David Cyranoski
2020 Nature  
WHAT CRISPR-BABY PRISON SENTENCES MEAN FOR RESEARCH Tree-ring dating of timber beams could reveal the year and location in which the trees were felled, filling in gaps in knowledge about the sequence of  ...  The trio's punishments send a powerful message to other researchers doing any type of gene-editing work in clinical trials in China, says Lu You, an oncologist at Sichuan University in Chengdu.  ...  How did you do that? I presented users with spectral data and asked them to look for a double peak that indicates a black hole.  ... 
doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00001-y pmid:31911693 fatcat:nbzee3kl7fgwjagoxqcud6okou

The Meaning of Conservation

F. D. Farrell, Edwin E. Slosson
1924 Science  
Slosson makes a statement which, in my opinion, is likely to help to perpetuate an old mis- conception of the meaning of conservation as applied to natural resources—a misconception which Dr.  ...  I did not intend them to be taken literally.  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.60.1546.158-b fatcat:h3cmmpef5nazbgwlq6bphxtmy4

Preface To The Paperback Edition [chapter]

2019 What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee  
the field of human adaptability studies, did not really show any change in cranial form, which is fixed genetically and racially.  ...  Labeling ape behavior as "culture" simply means you have to find a different word for what humans do.  ... 
doi:10.1525/9780520930766-003 fatcat:eyqthfgmf5grdedicrcwcfqalm

The Meanings of Magic

Mike Harding
2015 Culture and Cosmos  
This is another example of a confusion of language games, where the language of science -which legitimately posits 'hidden causes' (genes, viruses, etc.) to explain physical manifestations -has been unthinkingly  ...  If you like, it rests on an inchoate, embodied sense of the world and ourselves which grounds our being in ways that we cannot ultimately describe.  ... 
doi:10.46472/cc.01219.0203 fatcat:zdyrvxeb7vgl7hxte6opstnora

One more C means no hearing

William A. Wells
2004 Journal of Cell Biology  
But IP 3 introduced into cells expressing V84L mutant connexins did not, as in wild type, generate Ca 2 ϩ waves in adjacent cells.  ...  Thus, says Cimini, "you get correct chromosome segregation without [fully] correcting the error of microtubule attachment." Reference: Cimini, D., et al. 2004 . Curr.  ... 
doi:10.1083/jcb1681rr5 fatcat:t6gbxrbrprcqnp7copyvvy5x5i

How Atheist Scientists Approach Meaning and Morality [chapter]

Elaine Howard Ecklund, David R. Johnson
2021 Varieties of Atheism in Science  
We find that most atheist scientists believe that life has no inherent meaning, while others believe that questions of meaning cannot be answered.  ...  In this chapter we ask how atheist scientists think about meaning and purpose.  ...  Even if you acknowledge there was an evolutionary process.-The meaning of my life is to carry my genes on into the next generation. "Why am I here really?  ... 
doi:10.1093/oso/9780197539163.003.0007 fatcat:jzg3ghhunjfw7proe5si76m2vy
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