Sickle Cell Disease-An Example of the Impact of Mutations and of Gene Mutational Load
Thallesemia/Sickle Cell Anemia: Examples of Harmful Mutations Always (with variable impact).
Human Genome Decay
"Recent reports on the human genome provide powerful support for the biblical history of Creation and Fall. We are unable to reproduce ourselves without making multiple genome copying errors every generation. As a result our genomes are decaying towards extinction from copy errors alone. However, they make up only 0.1% of the total mutation burden, so 99.9% of that burden must have come from other causes. When decay in copy fidelity is projected backwards in time it reaches perfection around 4,000 BC, and when projected forwards, extinction from copy errors alone occurs in thousands, not millions, of years." By Alex Williams See Link at CMI below. Note: bold lettering applied by JGL for emphasis.
More Evidence for the Reality of Genetic Entropy
"Our basic claim is that ‘genetic entropy’ works in the real world, which brings questions about the role of natural selection and the long-term survival of species into the future…The paper analyzed mutation accumulation in the human H1N1 influenza genome using over 95 years’ worth of genetic sequences…We provided data that more than suggests that the various influenza viruses that infect humans cannot survive long term, and we were the first to notice the disappearance of the human version of the H1N1 influenza virus in mid-2009…We discussed the 2009-2010 ‘swine’ flu outbreak, noting that it was far less serious than expected, and that this was probably due to the fact that the virus had picked up thousands of mutations and was much less robust compared to the original H1N1 ancestral …accumulating mutations are not silent, even those that do not affect the amino acid chain of a protein, because codon usage influences translation efficiency…" See rest of article below.
The Origin of Bubonic Plague
by Allen Gillen and Frank Sherwin
"Many infectious diseases can be traced back to the decay and corruption of the original created design of microorganisms as a result of the Fall. Corruption literally means to destroy (from the Latin corruptus). The origin of pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria such as Y. pestis is complex and multifaceted, and may be explained by a combination of genes that were lost, added and moved. The story of Yersinia’s degeneration into the plague pathogen may serve as a model of ‘fast’ genomic decay and corruption." See rest of article below.