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


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reviewed Reject suggested edit on
Feb
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revised Trigger allergic reaction in non-allergic people?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on 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
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the difference between SOLiD, 454, and Illumina next-gen sequencing?
Feb
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comment What is the advantage of circular genomes for bacteria and linear genomes for other organisms?
@Bitwise - Speed is definitely part of it. It takes time to condense all of a linear genome into Chromatin. A circular genome isn't necessarily easier to replicate (the proteins involved operate at about the same speeds if I remember correctly), but when your species depends upon a very, very fast generation time then a genome that you don't have to pack is a huge advantage.
Feb
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revised What is the advantage of circular genomes for bacteria and linear genomes for other organisms?
Added thought experiment.
Feb
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comment Simple diffusion of lipid-soluble molecules through phospholipid bilayer — does anything get “stuck” in transit?
I'd say it's certainly possible, but I doubt it would be for very long. I cannot think of a single concentration gradient that's at equilibrium for every long with respect to cells. They are always quickly restored to some imbalance, so as soon as the cell starts to restore the imbalance, the molecule/atom would be urged to choose a side.
Feb
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answered What is the advantage of circular genomes for bacteria and linear genomes for other organisms?
Feb
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why did animals evolve genders?
Feb
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Systems identification in small neural network
Feb
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is the theory of evolution being disproved by bats?
Feb
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revised Why don't we form immunity to some infections?
Grammar clean up.
Feb
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Papers linking telomeres and aging
Feb
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revised Papers linking telomeres and aging
I improved formatting
Feb
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answered Why don't we form immunity to some infections?
Jan
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why am I getting low transformation efficiency with DB3.1 E.coli cells?
Jan
29
comment What evolutionary reason is there for having the urinary duct and reproductive organs so close together?
@JoeZeng - That's fine. Next time make that your first question instead of the question that's asked nearly three weeks after the fact via an edit. We can only answer what's on the page, we're not psychic.
Jan
28
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