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I am a computational biologist with a background in biology, not computers. My PhD work was on gene prediction and comparative genomics but my current research is in systems biology, specifically protein-protein interaction networks.


Dec
4
comment Cats, Dogs and Bears - how are they related?
You'll like this: tolweb.org/tree
Dec
4
comment The number of nipples (breasts) a species has?
Heh, never thought of that. I would guess the size of the brood is the determining factor.
Dec
3
revised Could someone clearly define what a gene variant is with an example
pet peeve, code FOR or encode (no for)
Dec
3
comment Evolutionary Cell Structuring
@ChrisCooney if this answered your question, please mark it as accepted so the question can be marked as answered.
Dec
2
comment Do animals suffer from “Human” mental disorders?
Having an animal model of a disease does not prove that animals can have the same symptoms. An animal model will have the same chemical imbalances, that does not, however, necessarily mean that it will have the same psychological manifestations of said imbalances. It might, but there is no proof.
Dec
2
reviewed Leave Open Protein Structure Statistics
Dec
2
reviewed Leave Open Calculation of saturation of carbon in surface waters
Dec
2
comment Why, specifically, does each generation, on average, improve upon the design of the species rather than degrade it?
+1 for a good answer, +2 for mentioning Wallace.
Dec
2
revised Why, specifically, does each generation, on average, improve upon the design of the species rather than degrade it?
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Nov
29
revised Does conjugation support gene selection?
Corrected the singular of bacteria and removed the quotes around species, bacterial species are species just like any other
Nov
29
awarded  evolution
Nov
28
revised How is evolution possible in contemporary humans?
edited body
Nov
28
comment Interdependency between organsims on our planet and its relation to ecosystem?
I know, my point is that your phrasing is confusing: "Cutting forest != decrease in $O_2$, therefore no difference in $CO_2$ production. I have edited to show what I mean.
Nov
28
revised Interdependency between organsims on our planet and its relation to ecosystem?
copy edit
Nov
28
comment Interdependency between organsims on our planet and its relation to ecosystem?
Could you elaborate on your point about the amazon? While it is probably true that little of the world's oxygen comes from the Amazon, your sentence seems to be equating O2 to CO2.
Nov
28
revised Interdependency between organsims on our planet and its relation to ecosystem?
Fixed grammar, removed very ambiguous sentence.
Nov
27
revised Why, specifically, does each generation, on average, improve upon the design of the species rather than degrade it?
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Nov
27
comment Why is there such an argument about evolution?
@vonMises I was not suggesting that the question should be upvoted, I was asking people to vote, one way or another. We tend to only vote one answers here and it's a shame. Anyway, the basic question is quite clear, "why do scientists ignore the possibility of a guiding hand in evolution". Yes, it is based on many wrong assumptions but it is clear.
Nov
27
comment What are the universal laws of Nature concerning animals' behaviour?
@user2534 animals often copulate with their parents, they also eat cooked food if they come upon an animal killed by lighting. There are NO "laws" in animal behavior, none for animals and none for human animals either.
Nov
27
reviewed Reviewed How does the brain's energy consumption depend on mental activity?