Female Male

“I Made It Up”, Writes Gender Theorist

“I made it up”, writes gender theorist in an article in Quillette 17 September 2019. Gender historian Christopher Dummitt of Trent University, Canada, was one of the leading promoters of the idea that gender is a social and cultural construct, rather than being based on the biological fact that there are two sexes – male […]

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Female Male

Christian Doctor Sacked for Transgender Challenge

Christian doctor sacked for transgender challenge, according to a report in Christian Concern 2 October 2019. Dr David Mackereth, an Accident and Emergency doctor in the British National Health Service has been sacked from a position as a disability assessor with the Department of Work and Pensions because he refuses to use ‘transgender pronouns’. During […]

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DNA helix

No Single “Gay Gene”

No single “gay gene” according to reports in BBC News and Science (AAAS) News 29 August 2019, and Science 30 Aug 2019, DOI: 10.1126/science.aat7693 An international group of scientists has carried out a study of genomes of 477,522 people from UK and USA using data obtained from UK Biobank and the USA gene sequencing company […]

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Snake

Snake Leg Loss Genetics

Snake leg loss genetics reported in ScienceDaily 6 February 2019 and Nature Communications 9 Nov 2018, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07122-z. An international team of scientists have been searching for genetic changes involved in loss of limbs in snakes. They suggested the differences may be in stretches of DNA known as cis-regulatory elements (CREs). These are not genes […]

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Dodder Parasite

Plant Parasite Evolved By Gene Loss

Plant parasite evolved by gene loss, according to reports in Eurekalert 11 July 2018 and Nature Communications 11 July 2018 doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04721-8. Scientists in China have studied the genome and pattern of gene expression in a parasitic plant named Cuscuta australis, otherwise known as Australian dodder or southern dodder, to find out how parasitic plants […]

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Snowshoe Hare

Snowshoe Hares Go Brown

Snowshoe hares go brown in Science (AAAS) News and ScienceDaily 21 June 2018 and Science, 22 June 2018, doi: 10.1126/science.aar5273. Snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus) that live in regions with snowy winters change the colour of their fur from brown to white at the beginning of winter, and back to brown during the summer.  The change […]

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Trout swimming

Fish Evolve in a 100 Years

Fish evolve in a 100 years, claims an article in Science News 1 June 2018, with the headline: “This saltwater trout evolved to live in freshwater—in just 100 years,” referring to a study also reported in ScienceDaily 31 May 2018, and Molecular Ecology, 26 May 2018; doi: 10.1111/mec.14726. Steelhead trout live in the ocean off […]

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DNA Outline

Homosexual Genes Not Found

Homosexual genes not found comment genetic experts, following a report in Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15736-4 published online 7 December 2017 claiming to have found a “genome-wide significant association” to male sexual orientation. The “No” experts commented in The Scientist and the Science Media Centre 7 December 2017. The study involved scanning genomes of 1,077 homosexual men […]

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Blue Bugerigar

Blue Aussie Budgerigar Gene

Blue Aussie budgerigar gene found, according to reports in Science (AAAS) News and ScienceDaily 5 October 2017 and Cell, doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.08.016, 5 October 2017. Budgerigars are small Australian parrots that are commonly kept as pets. In the wild they are mostly green with a yellow head and throat, but a variant with a blue body […]

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DNA

Fake Science News: Canaanite DNA Disproves Bible

Scientists writing in the American Journal of Human Genetics, doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2017.06.013 August 3, 2017 claim: “Uncertainties also surround the fate of the Canaanites: the Bible reports the destruction of the Canaanite cities and the annihilation of its people; if true, the Canaanites could not have directly contributed genetically to present-day populations”.  This claim is reiterated […]

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