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Inside the Human GenomeA Case for Non-Intelligent Design$
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John C. Avise

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195393439

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393439.001.0001

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Baroque Design: Gratuitous Genomic Complexity

Baroque Design: Gratuitous Genomic Complexity

(p.73) chapter 3 Baroque Design: Gratuitous Genomic Complexity
Inside the Human Genome

John C. Avise

Oxford University Press

This chapter addresses various gratuitous complexities—inherent in the human genome—that routinely compromise personal health. These range from problems associated with split genes (wherein introns are interspersed with exons), to various complications from the Byzantine mechanisms of gene regulation and nucleic acid surveillance, to the peculiarities of genomic imprinting, to the astoundingly bizarre structure and function of mitochondrial DNA. To explain these baroque features and their oft‐deleterious health consequences, explanations from theology and philosophy are contrasted with those that emerge from the evolutionary‐genetic sciences.

Keywords:   split genes, introns, exons, gene regulation, nucleic acid surveillance, genomic imprinting, mitochondrial DNA, human health

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