Dr. Jeffrey Boore opens the fall 2009 BioForum with an overview of the structure and function of DNA and the history of scientific efforts to sequence genomes of many organisms, including humans. He also looks at the future of genomic research and its potential impacts on our understanding of genetics.
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Dr. Jeffrey Boore is Chief Executive Officer of Genome Project Solutions, Inc. and Associate Adjunct Professor at University of California, Berkeley. Jeffrey Boore began his comparative genomics work over two decades ago by sequencing, interpreting, and comparing the mitochondrial genomes of many animal groups, and has continued by working on both plastid and whole nuclear genomes.
He has had academic appointments at the University of Michigan and UC Berkeley, was Head of Evolutionary Genomics at the DOE Joint Genome Institute, and is CEO of Genome Project Solutions, Inc. He has led several whole genome sequencing projects, including those of the crustacean Daphnia pulex, the moss Physcomitrella patens, and the oomycete agent of Sudden Oak Death Syndrome, Phytophthora sojae.
His contributions have included the use of gene rearrangements for uncovering ancient evolutionary relationships, the demonstration that the vertebrate genome arose by two rounds of whole genome duplication, and the creation of software for doing whole genome evolutionary analysis.
Brian Simison is Head & Curator of the Center for Comparative Genomics at the California Academy of Science.
He is examining the evolution and systematics of limpets and the mechanisms of vicariance, dispersal and speciation.
Dr. Jeffrey Boore explains how unlocking the human genome sequence has dramatically reduced the amount of time it takes researchers to single out disease causing genes. Previously, it would often take a team of scientists over a decade to identify a specific gene.
Interesting post. . . I wanted to ask you: in terms of mathematical philosophy, do you believe that for every logical mathematical statement that can be formulated, there is somewhere, a physical entity that exist somewhere in the universe? This topic has been of recent interest and you seem like you could provide me with some quality insight.
God and the Genesis 0f Universe.
Once upon a time, 20 billions of years ago, all matter
(all elementary particles and all quarks and their
girlfriends- antiparticles and antiquarks, all kinds of
waves: electromagnetic, gravitational, muons…
gluons field ….. etc.) – was assembled in a ‘single point ’.
And after there was a ‘ Big Bang’.
The scientists wrote very thick books about this theory.
But nobody wrote the reason of the ‘ Big Bang ’ because
nobody knows it.
I know the reason.
The action, when the God compresses all Universe
into his palm, we have named ‘a singular point’.
And action, when the God opens his palm,
we have named the ‘a Big Bang ’.
In my opinion if God exists, He/She/It would necessarily
to work in an Absolute Reference Frame and had set of
physical and mathematical laws to create everything
in the Universe.
If we find and understand this Absolute God’s House then
is possible step by step to find and understand God’s Physics
Laws, which Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Maxwell, Planck,
Einstein and many others scientists discovered.
The masses in the Universe are very few.
The distances between stars are very far.
About 99% of the matter in the Universe is unseen.
Nobody knows what it is.
But God using his > 99% Hidden mass of the Universe
take control over the < 1% Visible mass of the Universe.
He is a smart physicist and mathematician .
He smiles and laughs when others say:
‘ The formulas are cleverer than men’.
========== . .
How can God using 99% Hidden matter
take control over 1% of the Visible matter?
How can the 99% of the Hidden matter in the Universe
create the 1% of the Visible matter ?
Here is the scheme.
THE GENESIS. (scheme.)
In the beginning was Vacuum some kind of
Infinite/ Eternal Energy Space: T = 0K
According to Quantum Theory this Infinite/ Eternal Energy
Space create ‘ virtual energetic particles – frozen light quanta ’
They are in the rest/ potential condition and have following
Geometrical form : C/D = pi
Potential mass : R/N=k
Potential energy : E = Mc^2 = kc^2
Inner impulse : h = 0
Mathematical formula : i^2= -1
Moving Quantum of Light is a Photon
Planck: h =E/t h = 1, c=1.
Einstein: h =kb h =1, c =1
Working Quantum of Light / Photon is an Electron
Goudsmit-Uhlenbeck: h* = h/2pi , c>1
E = h*f
Sommerfeld: e^2 = h*ca (Electron)
The Lorentz transformations
e- -> k -> He II -> He I -> rotating He –> plasma reaction -
- -> thermonuclear reaction: ( P. Kapitza , L. Landau,
E.L. Andronikashvili theories )
( Theories of superconductivity and superfluidity.)
a) h*f > kT
b) h*f = kT
c) kT > h*f
As result of Star formation Proton was created
p ( Proton)
Evolution of interaction between Electron and Proton:
a) The Law of conservation and transformation energy/ mass
b) The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle / Law
c) The Pauli Exclusion Principle/ Law
Every theory must be testing logically ( theoretical ) and practically
a) Theory : Dualism of Consciousness: (consciousness/ subconsciousness)
b) Practice : Parapsychology . Meditation
I want to know how God created this world
I am not interested in this or that phenomenon,
in the spectrum of this or that element
I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details
But there is a strong tradition ( scientific and religious) that insists
that any time we say we know who God is, or what God wants,
we are committing an act of heresy.
Israel Sadovnik. Socratus.