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Broad means wide as in a wide range. Normally, antibodies have one epitope they recognize, i.e., one specific target; they are said to have a narrow range of targets. Some antibodies, however, recognize multiple targets, i.e. the number of targets they recognize is larger and their target range is widened. They are said to have a broad ...


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In this context, "broad" is a buzzword, a piece of scientific jargon. It's a callback to Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies[1], bNAbs. The basic idea with bNAbs is that they target parts of viral proteins that tend not to mutate or change very much between individual strains of some particular virus. Edit: To clarify, I am not suggesting that an antibody ...


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The platform at NCBI-GEO means the particular microarray that was used (because originally most of GEO was just microarrays), OR, more recently, it could mean the type of NGS machine that was used. For example, every microarray manufacturer creates an ADF (array data file) that maps the DNA sequence at every position on the Chip to an accession ID. And this ...


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An answer is found at the Wikipedia page for Taipan: The common name, taipan, was coined by anthropologist Donald Thomson after the word used by the Wik-Mungkan Aboriginal people of central Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia. This passage is citing Sutton. 1995. Wik Ngathan Dictionary as support. I cannot evaluate the truth in this statement ...


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These describe mutations (SNPs) in introns. IVS stands for intervening sequence (which is another term for intron). The number following IVS specifies which intron the mutation occurs in (intron 1 follows exon 1, etc). The +n or -n, where n is an integer, gives the location of the nucleotide. +n counts 3' from the preceding exon whereas -n counts 5' ...



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