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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.

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Wanted: Help from generation Xer’s, millennials, or just about anybody younger than I am which is pretty much everybody at this point.  I am a baby boomer in the woods when it comes to social media. I admit it. Guilty … Continue reading

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Growing Human Tissue on Demand is Now Possible.

Ohio State University researchers at the Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio have collaborated with 26 other researchers from such fields as engineering, science, and medicine to create a fingernail sized chip that can be placed on the skin to … Continue reading

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Would you like to learn more?

Howdy, folks! I have been receiving a number of comments from people who say they are struggling with the blog concepts. As a teacher, I find this a little frustrating because I have no idea what concepts are causing issues … Continue reading

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Salk Scientists See 3D Structure of DNA

When I was a very young man (pre-college I believe) I wrote a letter to Jonas Salk about a way to combat cancer using immunotherapy. He actually wrote me back and asked if I was working in the field! Amazing, … Continue reading

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Most Scientific Studies Today Are ‘Fake” Science’

Going after science for all the wrong reasons…
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Trailer Park Guy Upturns 150 Years of Biology

I love this kind of stuff. How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Upturned 150 Years of Biology  

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Circular DNA throws biologists for a loop

Well, the biological community is finally starting to wake up to the fact that circular DNA may have some valid reason for more rigorous study because it comes in all different sizes, packed with (guess what?) chromosomal genes! These circles … Continue reading

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