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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.

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Mar
11
revised What makes the amide bond the lowest energy pathway?
Clarified title to better reflect the content of the question; edited tags
Mar
11
comment How do wild animals get rabies?
@dVaffection that one is the age old question of the chicken and the egg, not really within the scope of this site :) Anyway, many viruses can survive outside a host (for a given value of "survive") so some can be airborne and picked up by the host that way.
Mar
11
comment How do wild animals get rabies?
@dVaffection For example, ticks can carry lime disease, they're not affected by it but can still pass it on to you. Similarly mosquitoes and malaria. The latter is explained nicely in wikipedia. You can have a similar situation with viruses, that's what Chris means by "natural host".
Mar
10
comment What can thrombosis lead to?
@scaaahu this is a homework question. Masi is copying a question he presumably got in an exam and is wondering about it.
Mar
9
answered In biosynthesis of cysteine and methionine, where does the sulfur come from?
Mar
9
revised In biosynthesis of cysteine and methionine, where does the sulfur come from?
added 3 characters in body
Mar
8
revised What did Richard Feynman contribute to molecular biology?
typo
Mar
8
revised What did Richard Feynman contribute to molecular biology?
edited body
Mar
8
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
7
reviewed Close Do's and Don't's of Undergraduate Research?
Mar
7
comment Do's and Don't's of Undergraduate Research?
This is indeed off topic. However, what can you do? Learn. That's all that will be expected of you.
Mar
7
reviewed Leave Open what these suffixes mean,-coel,-blast,-cyst?
Mar
7
reviewed Leave Open Hidden Markov Model
Mar
7
comment Hidden Markov Model
<this is about to get closed. I think it could be on topic if you edit it to make it specifically about the applications of HMMs to biology. For example in gene prediction or in the building of sequence profiles (e.g. hmmer)
Mar
6
comment Looking for a DNA sequence
@www.sapnaedu.in please explain what you are actually trying to do. There are hundreds or thousands of available cancer datasets but which one is good for you will depend on the analysis you will perform. Most sequences will be identical in cancer and healthy tissue. If you want to find patterns characteristic of cancer you will need to be more specific.
Mar
6
comment Looking for a DNA sequence
@www.sapnaedu.in huh? What pattern? You don't mention anything like that in your question. The sequences you are using are not from cancer, do you want sequences from cancer patients?
Mar
6
answered Looking for a DNA sequence
Mar
5
answered How many transcription factors are there?
Mar
4
revised Do bacteria with capsular antigen always have a capsule?
Fixed English
Mar
4
comment Visualisation of phylogeography
You might want to consider asking this question on biostars.org as well. Just to be clear, it is completely on topic and welcome to stay here, but you could also ask it on biostars.