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1. To twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body. Whose face was distorted with pain. (Thackeray)

2. To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally. Wrath and malice, envy and revenge, do darken and distort the understandings of men. (Tillotson)

3. To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning.

Synonym: to twist, wrest, deform, pervert.

Origin: Distorted; Distorting. Alter the shape of (something) by stress; His body was deformed by leprosy.

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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... during the development of the female fetus, then they are kept on a low energy state, preventing any division, mutation or radiation that could distort the information in the mtDNA. The offspring inherits mtDNA purely from the mother, so it makes perfect sense that such precautions exist only ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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Method preventing illnesses in the progeny

... army of specialists and scientific institutions, who vainly try to explore the infinite diversity of individual diseases; - Not by the grace of distorting the reality of the laws. Disclosing of secret of natural selection and reproduction of viable organisms has specified interrelation between ...

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by valentindolzhenko
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Method preventing illnesses in the progeny
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... puts one at greater risk from malaria, homozygous sickle-cell hemoglobins puts one at risk from sickle-cell (even regular deoxygenation can distort RBCs to the point that they won't go through capillaries properly), and heterozygotes get some protection from both.

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by Darby
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: malaria
Replies: 4
Views: 6169

Primary, Secondard & Teriary Structure of Proteins

... In covalent catalysis, an enzyme may affect one or more functional groups within the substrate and may alter it to yield a product. - Strain & distortion To cleave a substrate (ex: protein), or to do another action towards its substrate, an enzyme may need to strain or to distort some of the ...

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by victor
Wed May 02, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Primary, Secondard & Teriary Structure of Proteins
Replies: 9
Views: 4548

Sickle cell

... trapping oxygen and carrying it around to bodily tissues. Due to the molecular abnormality, hemoglobin molecules join together to form rods, which distort red blood cells into a sickle shape. Whereas normal blood cells are soft and pliable, allowing them to move easily through small blood vessels ...

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by daniel.kurz
Fri May 19, 2006 1:55 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Sickle cell
Replies: 7
Views: 6857
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