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Neither endemic nor epidemic, occurring occasionally in a random or isolated manner.

Origin: Gr. Sporadikos = scattered, L. Sporadicus

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Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense

... risk," she says. "They are all small pieces of the puzzle." She also suggests they may play an important role in what is termed sporadic breast cancer, which is cancer without an obvious genetic basis. "These are the genes that might underlie this form of cancer," she ...

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by jumma
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense
Replies: 26
Views: 28664

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... non-trivial process that needs to consider probabilities of gene duplications, gene loss, and gene transfer. Certainly, mapping a gene with sporadic disjoint distribution will need to incorporate gene transfer relative to the ribosomal scaffold. Furthermore, the comment on messiness is entirely ...

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by scottie
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
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Re: Flaws of Life in a Tube

... of the development of the cell. Life in a Tube has flaws, especially in the fact that he ran a constant stream of electricity to simulate a sporadic event with a large time period in between each event. No cell has ever been produced from a organized, isolated assembly of the right elements, ...

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by Tomn
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Flaws of Life in a Tube
Replies: 41
Views: 48384

Re: sensory cells

... if the antibiotic has never been introduced. The property is in the population, regardless of any use it could possibly serve. You could have a sporadic amount of individuals with light sensitive cells, that aren't doing anything to help them - but the second this mixes with another individuals ...

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by Apoptizzle
Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: sensory cells
Replies: 6
Views: 7682

Re: Genomic Imprinting In Humans (and classical genetics)

... from its father It says siblings (sister or brother) may have a chance of getting it or not getting it, depending on why there is a deletion (sporadic mutation in one sperm, as oppose to translocation thru meiosis and all sperm will have it). But it does not talk about offspring, as one of ...

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by kolean
Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genomic Imprinting In Humans (and classical genetics)
Replies: 7
Views: 9258
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