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Elected moderator on Unix & Linux. Feel free to @ping me in chat if there's anything I can help you with.

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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Feb
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revised Ribosomal RNA amount in a Drosophila cell
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Feb
25
comment Ribosomal RNA amount in a Drosophila cell
OK, please edit your question to something like "I am extracting RNA using methodX, what percentage of extracted RNA will be ribosomal?" The percentages will also depend on the method used to extract the RNA.
Feb
25
comment Ribosomal RNA amount in a Drosophila cell
Percentage of what? Total cell mass/volume? Of total RNA moieties? Of total nucleic acids?
Feb
25
revised Is there any evidence of increased life expectancy for animal species?
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Feb
24
revised Explanation of the terms “downstream signaling” and “upstream signaling”
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Feb
24
comment comparing conventional phylogenetic tree to phylogenetic trees which are based on enzymes
We can't explain anything unless we see your tree and the one you are comparing to.
Feb
24
answered Explanation of the terms “downstream signaling” and “upstream signaling”
Feb
24
answered Is there any evidence of increased life expectancy for animal species?
Feb
24
revised Is there any evidence of increased life expectancy for animal species?
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Feb
24
comment basic programming and bioinformatics
I'm not at all sure that R is slower than python. Both are interpreted scripting languages. C and Java are completely different.
Feb
24
answered PAH gene mutation
Feb
24
reviewed Leave Open PAH gene mutation
Feb
22
answered Why do we exhale after we hold our breath?
Feb
20
comment Why do mammals in the wild retain the “trait” of menstruating with blood?
Yes they do, most if not all mammals menstruate. Any dog owner can confirm this for example. Please research and try to answer your question before posting here. A 5 minute search for "mammal menstruation" for example would have answered it for you. If you want to know why that does not call in predators, edit your question accordingly.
Feb
20
comment Does adding milk to cereal make it harder for our body to absorb the vitamins and minerals from the cereal?
Do not migrate this to skeptics please. You've read it where? How does this apply when you're eating say a tomato, most of which consists of water. As do 90% of all foods you eat.
Feb
20
comment Phylogenetic tree
If you just want to check something, use the whole tree, you have all the information there. Just ignore the species you don't care about.
Feb
17
comment Sequence analysis software suites
TO do what? Please explain your actual requirements.
Feb
17
answered How do you find pre-miRNAs from mature miRNA Blast output?
Feb
17
revised How do you find pre-miRNAs from mature miRNA Blast output?
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Feb
15
answered How can I fetch nucleotide sequences based on ENA accession numbers and positions?