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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.

Runaway Endosymbionts: What are They?

Runaway Endosymbionts: What are They? Well, I think this needs a bit of elaboration, don’t you? First of all, what exactly is a symbiont, much less and endosymbiont? Fair question. A symbiont is one of two or more organisms engaged … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Site (III)

In the last two posts I shared photomicrographs of mouse L-1210 cells in various stages of decomposition. The unusual structures generated from nuclei appear to be related to the stage in the cell cycle in which the original cell was … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Site (II)

I assume that the “woosh, over the head” factor was a bit too much in the last post. That’s ok, got to start somewhere, right? Let’s try that one more time. In fact, if I knew how to do it, … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Like a lot of people, I enjoy tickling living things to get a response out of them. It doesn’t hurt them but you sure know they’re very much alive! Grandkids are one example. In some cases, however, “tickling” is irreversible. … Continue reading

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Peer review ain’t what it used to be.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/03/01/peer-reviewed-science-losing-credibility-as-large-amounts-of-research-shown-to-be-false/

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Are the 1% really as smart as they think they are? (Post 2)

The elites or 1% come with a variety of agendas: Usually we visualize them as something like the Rothschilds and their ilk, thinking they are smart enough to “Terra form” the Earth to something more to their liking. Imagine being arrogant, irrational, and … Continue reading

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Viruses are a two edged sword.

Here is a blog from a fellow traveler who believes as I do, that our cells are nothing more than a huge conglomeration of viruses.

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