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Laurence A. “Larry” Moran
Worked at University of Toronto
Attended Carleton University (Ottawa)
Lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Michael Lynch on modern evolutionary theory
Of the Five Things You Should Know if You Want to Participate in the Junk DNA Debate , the most difficult to explain is "Modern Evolutionary Theory." Most scientists think they understand evolution well enough to engage in the debate about junk DNA. However...
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On the total length of all DNA molecules on the planet
If you were to line up all the DNA molecules from all the individuals in all the species on Earth, how long would it be? This is a kind of "Fermi question" or " Fermi problem ." You should be able to estimate an answer based on what you know and reasonable ...
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More confusion about the central dogma of molecular biology
I was doing some reading on lncRNAs (long non-coding RNAs) in order to find out how many of them had been assigned real biological functions. My reading was prompted by the one of the latest updates to the human genome sequence; namely, assembly GRCh38.p3 f...
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John Parrington discusses genome sequence conservation
John Parrington has written a book called, The Deeper Genome: Why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye . He claims that most of our genome is functional, not junk. I'm looking at how his arguments compare with Five Things You Should Know if ...
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John Parrington and modern evolutionary theory
We are continuing our discussion of John Parrington's book The Deeper Genome: Why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye . This is the first of five posts on: Five Things You Should Know if You Want to Participate in the Junk DNA Debate 1. Gen...
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Five things John Parrington should discuss if he wants to participate in the junk DNA debate
It's frustrating to see active scientists who think that most of our genome could have a biological function but who seem to be completely unaware of the evidence for junk. Most of the positive evidence for junk is decades old so there's no excuse for such ...
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I never expected this!
David Klinghoffer writes at Evolution News & Views (sic): In The New Yorker, Tom Wolfe Compares Persecution of Intelligent Design Advocates to the "Spanish Inquisition" . Interviewed by The New Yorker earlier this year, the great novelist and journalist Tom...
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Readings from <i>Trends in Biochemical Sciences</i> on the Central Dogma
I'm re-reading The Inside Story edited by Jan Witkowski, the former editor-in-chief of Trends in Biochemical Sciences (TIBS). The book is a collection of essays that appeared in the journal. The collection centers around "the theme of the Central Dogma of m...
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John Parrington talks about <i>The Deeper Genome</i>
Here's a video from Oxford Press where you can hear John Parrington describe some of the ideas in his book: The Deeper Genome: Why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye .
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John Parrington discusses pseudogenes and broken genes
We are discussing Five Things You Should Know if You Want to Participate in the Junk DNA Debate and how they are described in John Parrington's book The Deeper Genome: Why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye . This is the fourth of five pos...
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John Parrington and the C-value paradox
We are discussing John Parrington's book The Deeper Genome: Why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye . This is the second of five posts on: Five Things You Should Know if You Want to Participate in the Junk DNA Debate 1. Genetic load John Pa...
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John Parrington and the genetic load argument
We are discussing John Parrington's book The Deeper Genome: Why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye . This is the first of five posts on: Five Things You Should Know if You Want to Participate in the Junk DNA Debate 1. Genetic load (this po...
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I'm a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto interested in biochemistry, molecular evolution, and science education. I'm one of the authors of "Principles of Biochemistry" (5th edition)—one of the leading introductory college biochemistry textbooks.
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  • Carleton University (Ottawa)
    Biology, 1964 - 1968
  • Princeton University
    Biochemistry, 1968 - 1974
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