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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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Nov
15
answered what significance is the moon?
Nov
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why restriction enzymes cut (usually) at palindromic sequences?
Nov
15
comment Praying Mantis (female) put sticky white stuff on wall of aquarium
Then i probably was an ootheca just different from what you expected. Unless you're a mantis expert (which I certainly am not) I doubt you'd be able to recognize all ootheca forms.
Nov
15
reviewed Leave Open Is AT or GC content important in electrophoresis?
Nov
15
comment Is AT or GC content important in electrophoresis?
@AtlLED why? Are you thinking about mechanical things like long stretches of As that will make it bend or something else?
Nov
14
comment Praying Mantis (female) put sticky white stuff on wall of aquarium
Could you post a picture? It's impossible to say without one, for all we know it was chewing gum. Are you sure the mantis put it there? I take it she lives in an aquarium?
Nov
14
revised What will happen if we expose the brain to an intermittent light?
Added the caption and source of the image.
Nov
14
comment What determines the ion concentration in the body?
@tim I just did. Your question is still not clear though. The main difference between pumps and channels is that pumps are active and can pump up a concentration gradient while channels are passive and work by diffusion.
Nov
14
revised What determines the ion concentration in the body?
edited tags
Nov
14
comment DNA cloning with gateway primers
Please edit your question and use either comment or code blocks to fix the format. It is impossible to read at the moment.
Nov
13
revised Amphibian blood circulation
added 2 characters in body
Nov
13
comment What will happen if we expose the brain to an intermittent light?
What do you mean? Cutting open a skull and shining light into it? Why would the brain's cells be able to sense light? Even if they did, how could we possibly answer your question without knowing which areas of the brain you were illuminating?
Nov
13
comment Difference between Medical and Airport scanner radiation
@RamManoharM neither do any of the others. The OP just mentioned "medical scanners" not X-rays, which is one of the reasons why this is a very hard question to answer. As you point out, diffent scanners use different methods.
Nov
13
comment Difference between Medical and Airport scanner radiation
What medical scanner are you talking about? An X-Ray machine? Ultrasound? MRI? Immunoscintigraphy? Optical tomography?
Nov
12
revised Why is fructose not glucose the main energy source of sperm?
edited title
Nov
12
revised Why is fructose not glucose the main energy source of sperm?
typo in title
Nov
12
comment Why insects are so small compared to mammals?
Fun: science.discovery.com/creatures/10-giant-bugs.htm
Nov
11
revised Telomere shortening during replication
deleted 12 characters in body; edited tags
Nov
10
comment Body's decomposition
In vacuum for example?
Nov
8
comment Difference between CDS and cDNA
The CDS sequence is not identical to the cDNA sequence. That will only be the case for genes with no UTR regions.