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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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revised relative-rate of evolution
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Apr
12
answered relative-rate of evolution
Apr
12
comment Does Science Say That We Should Die?
-1 because this answer is riddled with inaccuracies and plain old errors. 1) Apoptosis is not relevant to the death of individuals of multicellular species. 2) You don't even mention telomere shortening which is actually relevant 3) Cancer cells are not immortal because they ignore apoptotic signals, that's part of it but does not confer the ability to replicate indefinitely (telomeres again). 4) What does genetic drift have to do with anything? 5) How would an immortal creature spontaneously evolve? There would be no selection for mutations occurring during the individual's life.
Apr
12
revised Why do three nucleotides code for one amino acid? Why not 5 nucleotides?
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Apr
12
answered Evolution: How could all useful traits evolve simultaneously?
Apr
11
comment Did the eugenics program in Nazi Germany have a measurable effect?
I really doubt that any effect would be visible in a single generation. We'd need data to back that up but I would be surprised if any difference is observable.
Apr
10
comment How the lungs clear themselves?
@Anixx of course you do, try going into a dusty room and breathing deeply, you will sneeze or cough.
Apr
9
answered Why are there ecosystems?
Apr
9
revised What makes teeth feel sticky after drinking Coca-Cola?
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Apr
9
revised Do people often blow out the air from their lungs a lot when living in the cold condition to keep their lungs warm?
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Apr
9
revised algae lamp questions?
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Apr
9
revised What are the longterm effects of pancreatitis?
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Apr
9
revised Which hormones/factors affect Calcium absorption in the small intestine and its regulation?
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Apr
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revised Can we use Acetyl Phosphate instead of Acetyl CoA in TCA?
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Apr
1
comment Banana-only diet for humans
It certainly sounds like nonsense but this is veering a bit too close to medicine to be on topic here.
Apr
1
revised Was the mitochondrion or chloroplast first?
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revised Was the mitochondrion or chloroplast first?
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Mar
31
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Mar
28
comment Burns' “To a mouse” - what species of mouse?
Very much, thanks! Deleting my previous comments. Off topic but which word actually refers to grain?
Mar
28
comment DNA of the human body?
+1 fingers are a very good example. By the way, for future reference, you can choose between the full size image, a medium one or a small one by adding m and s respectively before the .png in the URL of the image uploaded to imgur.