Art Levitt

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Repetitive sequences in Caenorhabditis elegans are interspersed along the holocentric chromosomes. We have physically mapped some of these repetitive families and found that, although the distribution of members of each family is relatively even along the chromosomes, members of more than one family tend to cluster in some locations. We compared the(More)
We have analyzed the sequence of the Tc2 transposon of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. The Tc2 element is 2,074 bp in length and has perfect inverted terminal repeats of 24 bp. The structure of this element suggests that it may have the capacity to code for a transposase protein and/or for regulatory functions. Three large reading frames on one strand(More)
A polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based approach is being employed to study RNA transcripts in malarial parasites, a system that is not easily amenable to molecular studies. Our aim is to compare messages from different life cycle stages to determine whether regulatory information is encoded in the structure of plasmodial transcripts as a result of(More)
We have employed polymerase chain reaction-based techniques to examine the transcript encoding the circumsporozoite (CS) antigen, the immunodominant coat protein of the infectious stage of the murine parasite Plasmodium berghei. Earlier studies suggested that the 3' terminus of the CS message might be determined by transcription termination rather than by(More)
The Torah code hypothesis states that the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible) contains within it letter sequences (codes) that were created intentionally, as a form of communication to human beings, the intended receivers. We test a long phrase aspect of the hypothesis, by first proposing a method for estimating the probability that letter(More)
In this paper we describe a Torah Code experiment which: • Focuses on a famous contemporary event. • Has a simple and explicit data collection. • Has considerably simpler measurements than in previous Torah Code experiments. The pattern we study here is a cluster of related key words in the form of ELSs in a single table. The cluster that we discover(More)
In this paper, we develop a new tool, called Component Analysis (CA), to study the significance of long Torah Code phrases. CA quantifies the relevance of such a phrase, by comparing its components (sub-phrases) to randomly constructed competitor phrases. In the process, we gain insight into how highly unusual it is to discover focused relevance among these(More)
This work presents a simple and verifiable method of testing the Torah code hypothesis. The hypothesis states that the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible) contains within it letter sequences (codes) that were created intentionally, as a form of communication to human beings, the intended receivers. Building on mounting evidence of multiple(More)
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