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comment How to find a Cancer PPI network data
What Cancer? What species? Please edit your question and make it more specific.
Sep
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comment How does RNA transcription know which half of the DNA to use?
@AliceD good grief, when did not knowing something not directly related to your field become a reason to feel dumb? Did I miss a meeting? My PhD was on gene prediction and genome annotation, so this is my bread and butter. Just don't ask me to describe the Krebs cycle :)
Sep
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Sep
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comment How does RNA transcription know which half of the DNA to use?
@AliceD that would be pretty much any genome paper or undergraduate text book, really. For a visual overview, have a look at this. You'll see genes in both directions, so on both strands (the direction is given by the arrows in the lines representing the genes).
Sep
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revised Are all Y-chromosomes the same?
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Sep
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reviewed Reject Does CPH4 exists?
Sep
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reviewed Leave Open Did I just watch a spider die?
Sep
9
comment Did I just watch a spider die?
@AliceD why is this off topic? The underlying question seems to be "what happens when a spider dies"? It seems on topic as far as I can tell.
Sep
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reviewed Leave Open Nature of Dengue Fever Genetic Material
Sep
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answered gene duplicated on genome but is different
Sep
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revised Are all dipeptides synthesizable?
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Sep
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comment What is the evolutionary tradeoff against primates producing multiple offsprings (litter)?
This is not a duplicate. The answer here is not simply "because not everything advantageous will evolve", this question involves the classic tradeoff between litter/offspring size and the energy expended to care for them. It would not actually be beneficial for primates to have larger litter sizes.
Sep
6
comment Why do the deoxyribonucleotides use T and ribonucleotides use U?
"It just an oxygen atom". Umm... If you remove an oxygen atom from water, you get a highly flammable gas and not something you would drink to quench your thirst. There's no such thing as "it's just a single atom". Changing an atom is a huge difference.
Sep
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comment Are all dipeptides synthesizable?
Yeah, a negative result wouldn't have been conclusive but a positive one is. My assumption was that if a dipeptide occurs in a protein, it can be synthesized. You seem to be suggesting that the dipeptide alone might not be stable and could need the rest of the peptide in order to be so. That's quite interesting and may well be the case but my structural chemistry knowledge is pitiful so I won't venture an opinion on it. As for larger Ns, my script won't help you much. It's a very simplistic approach.
Sep
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answered Are all dipeptides synthesizable?
Sep
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comment Why do we pass out when we are under attack?
That's a significantly different question. Please edit and clarify.
Sep
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comment Why do we pass out when we are under attack?
That's like asking why a clock stops if you hit it with a stick. Of course it would be more advantageous to remain conscious. It would also be advantageous to remain alive without a working heart. Unfortunately, our bodies are machines and, like all machines, stop working when they are damaged.
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