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Graduated with a B.S. in Biology, Minors in Chemistry and English Literature from the University of Utah.


Feb
18
answered I'm 20. Can I still grow taller?
Feb
18
comment I'm 20. Can I still grow taller?
Edited question to better fit Bio.SE guidelines.
Feb
18
revised I'm 20. Can I still grow taller?
Edited question to fit the Bio.SE requirements and removed personal medical info.
Feb
18
reviewed Edit Are there grass or fiber eating birds?
Feb
18
revised Are there grass or fiber eating birds?
fixed a typo.
Feb
16
reviewed Approve Does GTP-γS (GTP gamma S) bind all GTP-binding proteins?
Feb
13
comment Death because of distilled water consumption
+1. I'm with Recursivelyironic. Most of the ions in our diet come from the foods we eat, not the water we drink. Unless you're sucking down softened water in the shower, your salt and calcium should be coming from your big dietary sources - fruit, veggies, meat, seasonings, etc.
Feb
12
revised What is a Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosomal Adam
Explained inheritance of Mitochondria better.
Feb
12
comment Is there an “Adam and Eve” for each new trait during (not just human) evolution?
@IlyaMelamed - So you're talking about different ways traits evolve. Convergent, divergent, etc. If you can find a way to make that clear in your question, then I'd take away my Duplicate vote since there doesn't seem to be a good question covering evolution of traits.
Feb
12
reviewed Approve Why does throat 'burn' when you've got a common cold?
Feb
12
answered What is a Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosomal Adam
Feb
12
comment Is there an “Adam and Eve” for each new trait during (not just human) evolution?
I think I'm with Michael Kuhn. The concepts between the questions are very close. Ultimately the answer is 'Yes' - there's an "Adam and Eve" or "Parent" to every extant species today, but it's probably not like you'd expect. They were simply able to pass on their trait more successfully than others.
Feb
12
comment What is the advantage of circular genomes for bacteria and linear genomes for other organisms?
@Bitwise - I'm sure there are examples of linear chromosomes in Bacteria/Archea. I don't think there's an explicit need for it to be condensed, but its ability to be condensed is very useful to the cell. B/A don't sexually reproduce, may not have a nucleus smaller than the cell to stuff all the DNA in, and may not need to shut down large swathes of genes they are forced to keep around (like women do with many genes on X-chromosomes). So I'd say not necessary, but very useful.
Feb
10
revised How do Benzodiazepines induce Rewarding (Euphoric) effects?
edited tags
Feb
10
reviewed Reject
Feb
9
revised Trigger allergic reaction in non-allergic people?
deleted 22 characters in body
Feb
9
reviewed Approve What is the difference between SOLiD, 454, and Illumina next-gen sequencing?
Feb
9
answered Trigger allergic reaction in non-allergic people?
Feb
9
answered Does this patient have HHV6 or HCMV after transplant surgery?
Feb
9
reviewed Approve What is the difference between SOLiD, 454, and Illumina next-gen sequencing?