DNA Dethroned – Inheritance is Protein-Based.

A post by soficrow at ATS.
Time to re-write those biology textbooks. Inheritance is protein-based – it’s epigenetic, not genetic.

Long story short, it’s NOT our DNA and genes that determine our traits and biological destiny – it’s proteins. Specifically, prions, aka “intrinsically disordered proteins” that can “pass heritable traits from cell to cell by their structure instead of by DNA.” These prions -and the traits they confer- can be inherited;
in humans, some are conserved over hundreds of millions of years.

Revising the meaning of ‘prion’

…When the team examined the human cognates of the prion-proteins, the intrinsically disordered domains were conserved over hundreds of millions of years.

Intrinsically disordered proteins drive emergence and inheritance of biological traits

Prions (of Mad Cow disease fame) – and their role in evolution – have intrigued me for over a decade. Finally, the scientific proofs are rolling in.

Prions are all about rapid response to environmental change, and biological-evolutionary flexibility. Proteins can change their shape when they encounter new environmental conditions (external or internal) – when they do, they change their function, and can become infectious prions. Some prions cause disease; some (most?) are beneficial.

We all have inherited prion-based traits and memories of our ancestors’ responses to environmental changes – some dating back hundreds of millions of years. Our individual exposures can trigger a truly ancient memory-response – or one first developed by our great grandmother.

Cool, huh?

In summary:
* Inherited traits are passed on by prions – with some dating back hundreds of millions of years.

As well:
* Conscious memories are ‘stored’ in prions;
* Prions are airborne; and
* Transmitted human-to-human.

Does this information affect your understanding of life? Reincarnation and karma? What else?

(c) Lanie Patrick 9/6/16

ON ATS:

2011: Mad Cow Disease Agent Can Infect Via the Air

2012: Prion Proteins Play Powerful Role in Survival, Evolution

2014: Prion-Like Protein Controls Long-term Memories

2015: Mad Cow-Like Prion Disease – Human-to-Human Transmission

And then there’s this:

2014: DARPA Funds Project to See How Meds Trigger Prion Diseases

NOTE: Big Pharma has been tinkering with proteins since 1950 when Linus Pauling identified the actin protein’s “a” and “b” shapes. But the pharmaceutical industry’s scientific results and knowledge are protected as “Intellectual Property” by “Confidentiality Agreements.” Including their ‘mistakes.’ [I wonder how many disease-causing prions they’ve ‘accidentally’ created and distributed over the past six and a half decades. (Think side-effects.)] Now though, the dam is breaking.

Now, the information is getting out into the public domain. Which is only fair considering we the public have been funding the research with our tax dollars and donations all the way along.

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