Author Archives: frankabernathy

About frankabernathy

I am a retired cell biologist and alumnus of Ohio State University. I became interested in chromosomes as far back as the 1960's when I wrote a term paper on the effects of radiomimetic drugs on chromosomes. I was fascinated at how they could break apart and reform new structures so easily. I became further involved in the early 1970's after taking a cytogenetics course at the University of Arkansas. I took that knowledge with me to Ohio State in 1980 where I eventually worked on my research and completed my Ph.D. dissertation, "Studies on Eukaryotic DNA Superstructure". My studies and later research suggested that the DNA within the eukaryotic chromosome is not the simple, linear molecular thread so widely suggested in all the classic textbooks published today. Instead, it may be the culmination of a geologically rapid set of endosymbiotic events where microorganisms plug into each other to create something greater than themselves. Feel free to contact me at fabernathy@sbcglobal.net.

The biggest myth ever told by biologists

Why are human chromosomes depicted as single linear strands of DNA in every textbook and practically every scientific article ever printed? I know I’m going out on a limb by calling out practically every DNA scientist that lives or ever … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, cell cycle, cellular differentiation, endosymbionts, evolution, Fallacies in science, Funding research, mitosis, Stem Cells, virus, What are they? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chromonomes?

I have been browsing the web via Google and come across a number of catchy words and phrases such as chromonome (not chromosome), genome assemblies, contigs, scaffolds, micro-synteny, non-random chromosome organization, and chromosome level assemblies. All of this terminology refers … Continue reading

Posted in cellular differentiation, endosymbionts, evolution, Fallacies in science | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More OSU Research Fraud

If you search for OSU research fraud scandals on the internet, you will find several links. Here are three of them, including one that was published today. I find these both distressing and disturbing, considering that I am an OSU … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, Fallacies in science, Funding research | Tagged | Leave a comment

Quantum leaps in cellular evolution

This is my first post this month and it is dedicated to all the people out there who use computers, be ye geeks or otherwise. Pretty much everyone knows what a thumb drive is, right? It’s the little stick you … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, cell cycle, cellular differentiation, endosymbionts, evolution, Fallacies in science, mitosis, Stem Cells, virus | Leave a comment

Collaboration Re-visited

The same ole same ole just won’t do…
Continue reading

Posted in cancer, cell cycle, endosymbionts, evolution, Fallacies in science, Funding research, mitosis, Stem Cells | Leave a comment

How are our chromosomes actually put together? Why should it matter to you?

The structure of human chromosomes may not be as simple as mainstream science says they are. O…….k. So why should that be important to you? Just a petty spat among academics, right? Nothing to see here, just move on along. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

To be a Scientist Means to Follow the data

This is a very sad commentary for me to share, especially during the holidays. I’ll be honest: I really don’t like sharing it but I feel compelled to do so. This is what seems to invariably happen whenever organizations become … Continue reading

Posted in Fallacies in science, Funding research | Tagged | Leave a comment