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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.

Let me make this as simple as possible

Folks, I understand not everybody’s into chromosomes or how they’re put together. I get that. In fact, a lot of people are not that much into science…period! I get that as well. Science can be tough to understand, even for … Continue reading

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Entitled Science

There was once a time when biological science was about unbridled exploration and discovery. Things got discovered, things got done. Nowadays, it seems to be more and more about tweaking or squeaking timidly by while scurrying about within the acceptable … Continue reading

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Questions?

I would like for this blog to become more interactive by inviting questions from people on particular topics. Remember, any questions you may have are probably on many other people’s minds as well. You may do so through the comments … Continue reading

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Would you like to help?

I have been getting lots of favorable comments on my blogs recently and I will go out on a limb by assuming the majority of them are “real”. Please understand I am an old school baby boomer who has a … Continue reading

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The plot thickens…

(Click here for the latest posts) I have discussed “Thing one and Thing Two” in previous posts. However, I think it is befitting to talk about them some more, in light of how nuclear envelopes are put together. Nuclear envelopes are … Continue reading

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Sex isn’t the only way to get your DNA

There are three references that I added today. They, as well as others, can be found under the page tab called Additional References. In this post, I would like to focus on the one about horizontal gene transfer. As stated in … Continue reading

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Does apoptosis recapitulate phylogeny in reverse? (revisited)

This is an old post from May, 2011. I didn’t include any images before, so I thought I would try to do a better job this time. You can blow a house to smithereens using explosives or you can carefully … Continue reading

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