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I'm a medical student, vim fanboy and general nerd.


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reviewed Close Is the theory of evolution being disproved by bats?
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reviewed Leave Open What are the different ways an exon gets spliced?
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reviewed Leave Open What are the various types of protein-protein interactions
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answered What would need to be discovered to prove there is extraterrestrial life?
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revised What would need to be discovered to prove there is extraterrestrial life?
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revised What are the units of enzyme activity?
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answered What are the units of enzyme activity?
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comment Why do DNA and RNA have the functions they have?
True, I didn't mention any reason that it's a particularly good intermediary to be translated. I'm taking a different angle in answering the question by suggesting that maybe it has more to do with the sequence of origins instead of its usefulness as an intermediary.
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revised Why is rabies incurable?
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comment Does every mitochondrion in a cell contain the same DNA?
1) You're correct, there are mutations that are not harmful to the mitochondria or cell. 2) Mitochondrial mutation is probably more likely to be harmful than nuclear DNA mutation since it is much less vast. Nuclear DNA is much larger and thus there is less change to mutate something important. 3) I don't know how common it is, but it is possible.