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Functional

Functional

1. Pertaining to, or connected with, a function or duty; official.

2. (Science: physiology) Pertaining to the function of an organ or part, or to the functions in general.

(Science: medicine) functional disease, a disease of which the symptoms cannot be referred to any appreciable lesion or change of structure; the derangement of an organ arising from a cause, often unknown, external to itself opposed to organic disease, in which the organ itself is affected.


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... my text says on the basic diagram "This Scientists generated mouse embryos in which the Pitx1 gene was mutated, making the Pitx1 protein non-functional from the start of mouse development. The images of the Pitx1 “knockout” mouse shown below on the right reveal striking differences in morphology ...

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Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:44 am
 
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What makes dominant allele dominant?

Recessive alleles usually have a loss of function, means they are not producing a functional protein.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:13 pm
 
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What makes dominant allele dominant?

Recessive alleles usually have a loss of function means they are not producing a functional protein.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:12 pm
 
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Re: Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist

If the argument is that ERVs are in corresponding locations because they need to be to fulfil a design purpose, then the argument fails if functional ERV genes do not need to be in specific locations in order to perform their functions. Unless we are talking about LTR promoters of native genes, ...

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Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:00 am
 
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Hyperadrenergic POTS

... sympathetic activation in response to a variety of sympathetic stimuli. While rare, this mutation has taught us much about the importance of a functional NET. Although functional NET mutations might be infrequent, pharmacological NET inhibition is very common. Many antidepressant and attention ...

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Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:38 pm
 
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