Friday, March 23, 2012

A Treasure Trove of Thousands of Novel Genes Has Been Discovered, Much Closer Than You Could Have Imagined

You’ve heard about those novel genes—unique DNA sequences that code for proteins found in only one species. Now an abundance of these have been found not in our body, but on our body. That is, in the hundreds of different microbe species that attend to the average human. In fact, not only does this Human Microbiome supply thousands of new, unique genes, it also supplies ten times more cells than our own bodies have.


  1. Quote from paper:

    "This analysis resulted in a set of 30,867 polypeptides, of which 29,987 (~97%) were unique."

    Simply amazing! And we are still waiting for neo-Darwinists to prove that even one functional sequence can arise by random material processes:

    Evolution vs. Functional Proteins - Doug Axe - Video

    Stephen Meyer - Functional Proteins And Information For Body Plans - video

    Estimating the prevalence of protein sequences adopting functional enzyme folds: Doug Axe:
    Excerpt: The prevalence of low-level function in four such experiments indicates that roughly one in 10^64 signature-consistent sequences forms a working domain. Combined with the estimated prevalence of plausible hydropathic patterns (for any fold) and of relevant folds for particular functions, this implies the overall prevalence of sequences performing a specific function by any domain-sized fold may be as low as 1 in 10^77, adding to the body of evidence that functional folds require highly extraordinary sequences.

    Correcting Four Misconceptions about my 2004 Article in JMB — May 4th, 2011 by Douglas Axe

    ID Scientist Douglas Axe Responds to His Critics - June 2011 - Audio Podcast

    1. additional note:

      Widespread ORFan Genes Challenge Common Descent – Paul Nelson – video with references

      Study Reports a Whopping "23% of Our Genome" Contradicts Standard Human-Ape Evolutionary Phylogeny - Casey Luskin - June 2011
      Excerpt: For about 23% of our genome, we share no immediate genetic ancestry with our closest living relative, the chimpanzee. This encompasses genes and exons to the same extent as intergenic regions. We conclude that about 1/3 of our genes started to evolve as human-specific lineages before the differentiation of human, chimps, and gorillas took place. (of note; 1/3 of our genes is equal to about 7000 genes that we do not share with chimpanzees)

      Human Gene Count Tumbles Again - 2008
      Excerpt: Applying this technique to nearly 22,000 genes in the Ensembl gene catalog, the analysis revealed 1,177 “orphan” DNA sequences.

  2. What I want to know is how did Noah manage to get just 7 pairs of each of these different microbe species on the Ark. Or are they all just the same microbe "kind"?

    Any ID explanation for the published data?


    Didn't think so.

    1. "Any ID explanation for the published data?"

      Yes! Moreover ID derives its explanation by the exact same method that Charles Darwin used to derive his explanation!

      Stephen Meyer - The Scientific Basis Of Intelligent Design - video

  3. Thank you batspit77 for spamming the board with yet more of your usual C&Ped pointless idiocy.

    1. I'm sorry Thorton, should I have waited until after you insulted Dr. Hunter before I 'spammed the board' with pointless idiocy? Is that the normal ethical protocol of school yard bullies?

    2. Seriously batspit77, thanks for all the spam. The world is a better place because of it. Jesus is so proud of you!

  4. hey thorton is this you?