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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Jumping Gene Study Supports Post-Genesis Flood Speciation

Time to do some thinking, as the article featured below has some rather technical material in it.

Ever hear of jumping genes? They don't actually jump. Rather, they move around a bit under certain circumstances. Retroelements are found in DNA, traveling in the chromosomes of their hosts. They were thought to be "junk" because of evolutionary thinking. As before, so-called junk has been found to have a purpose.

Retroelements, jumping genes - a study shows support for rapid post-Genesis Flood speciation as postulated by biblical creationists.
"Retroelements" image composed from items found at Clker clipart.
The genes of a certain wallaby were sequenced, and the findings seem to support rapid speciation as postulated by biblical creationists. They were doing what the Creator programmed them to do from the beginning. Yippie ky yay, secularists!
Jumping genes or transposable elements (TEs) are present in virtually all life forms, from bacteria to humans. They are short DNA sequences that can move from site to site in the chromosomes of their hosts. They have been divided into two groups, DNA transposons and retroelements.

DNA transposons can move by a cut-and-paste mechanism or by making copies of themselves. Retroelement jumping involves copying its RNA transcript back into DNA (see figure) using the enzyme reverse transcriptase. In contrast to transposons, however, most retroelements ‘jump’ only occasionally, and there are many which appear to have lost this ability.1 One exception is an active fruit fly retroelement.

Retroelements have been found in the chromosomes of eukaryotes (which unlike bacteria, have cells with a defined nucleus) such as yeast (the simplest eukaryote), fruit flies, and in vertebrates such as mice and man. The DNA sequence elucidated from the human genome project shows that 35-40% of human DNA is made up of retroelements.
To read the rest, hop on over to "Jumping wallaby genes and post-Flood speciation". 


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