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Proteome “more complex than previously thought”

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Naw. Get outta here. Can’t be.

In a summary of the effort, to be published May 29 in the journal Nature, the team also reports the identification of 193 novel proteins that came from regions of the genome not predicted to code for proteins, suggesting that the human genome is more complex than previously thought. The cataloging project, led by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore, India, should prove an important resource for biological research and medical diagnostics, according to the team’s leaders.

“You can think of the human body as a huge library where each protein is a book,” says Akhilesh Pandey, M.D., Ph.D., a professor at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine and of biological chemistry, pathology and oncology at The Johns Hopkins University and the founder and director of the Institute of Bioinformatics. “The difficulty is that we don’t have a comprehensive catalog that gives us the titles of the available books and where to find them. We think we now have a good first draft of that comprehensive catalog.”

“See, one day, there was this giant tornado in the junkyard, and when it had blown all the garbage from hither to yon … you’re not gonna believe this …”

No fear there, mate. We don’t.

By the way, how come nothing is ever less complex than previously thought? A law of nature? Darwin’s followers ensconced in Chairs somewhere?

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3 Replies to “Proteome “more complex than previously thought”

  1. 1
    Dionisio says:

    This was printed over a year ago:

    On the 60th anniversary of the double helix, we should admit that we don’t fully understand how evolution works at the molecular level, suggests Philip Ball.

    http://www.nature.com/nature/j.....6419a.html

    Aren’t the ignorant creationist IDiots the only ones who don’t understand ‘n-D evo’? Is this guy one of them? 😉

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    Dionisio says:

    The preceding comment #1 was intentionally sarcastic in order to remind ourselves and others that ‘argumentum ad hominem’ is unwise, unpleasant, and not conducive to having productive discussions. Also, as in this case, it may backfire.
    Discussions can turn into nonsensical arguments leading nowhere if one of the involved parties is not interested in understanding the other person’s point. Understanding somebody else’s position does not imply accepting it.
    People can agree to disagree. At some point we may realize that the discussion does not seem to progress. In such a case we simply stop it and move on somewhere else.

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    tjguy says:

    the human genome is more complex than previously thought.

    I don’t know, but has there ever been a scientific discovery that has not been “more complex than previously thought”?

    Certainly the overwhelming majority of discoveries fit this description.

    In the end, if theory keeps getting challenged, what good is the evolutionary paradigm?!

    It doesn’t seem to matter how complex something is, evolutionists just ramp up their faith to deal with it.

    “Nothing is too difficult for evolution.”

    I know a different version of that: “Nothing is too difficult for God.”

    Which makes more sense?

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