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Aug
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answered Where can I find histograms and tables of prevalence of mutations in cancer?
Aug
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revised Shortest strings not present in the human genome
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Jul
27
comment Drosophila reference genome
does this help? fruitfly.org/annot/release3.html#strain
Jul
24
answered How to compute properties of peptides ?
Jul
16
answered Is there an “evolutionary species similarity calculator”?
Jul
16
revised JMol “calculate HBONDS”: which atom is the donor/acceptor?
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Jun
25
comment Why do only only two sexes exist for animals?
"For animals and humans" -- do you mean mammals? (Snakes and worms are also animals.)
Jun
14
comment Why do some trees have a life span, while some don't?
why do you think that recombination of genetic material leads to shorter life span?
Jun
14
revised Where can I find a transcriptome of a normal uveal melanocyte?
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Jun
14
revised TFBS predictions for yeast and pombe?
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Jun
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Jun
8
comment How many genes do we share with our mother?
@ogerard: Boys get one complete Y chromosome from the father, and one complete X chromosome from the mother. (The sperm was carrying a Y, and not an X.) Girls get one X from each of their parents. (So no 50/50 mix in the X for boys.)
Jun
6
comment Are there any examples of proteins with no or minimal sequence identity, but highly similar structure?
Your current question ("Are there any examples of proteins with no or minimal sequence identity, but high structural homology?") uses the term "homology" in a wrong way: Homology refers to common ancestry. So "homology" is binary (like being pregnant), and there is no such thing as "structural homology" (or "high homology" etc.). A more exact question would be: "Are there proteins with little sequence similarity but a very similar structure (and do they share a common ancestor)?"
Jun
6
revised Are there any examples of proteins with no or minimal sequence identity, but highly similar structure?
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Jun
6
answered Are there any examples of proteins with no or minimal sequence identity, but highly similar structure?
Jun
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comment Is it better to take a half dose of paracetamol and a half dose of ibuprofen together rather than a full dose of either?
a start for someone researching the answer: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analgesic#Combinations
May
31
revised phylogenetic analysis of gene enrichment?
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May
30
comment Can humans shorten their sleeping patterns?
a related question: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/2025/…
May
30
revised Can I compare Shannon indices of metagenome gene data?
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May
29
comment Did dinosaurs have more than one brain? If so, why?
the enteric nervous system (which humans also have) has been called "second brain" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enteric_nervous_system , but of course doesn't form an actual brain