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From the era before Sanger sequencing was invented.


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answered Why don't individuals with sickle cell trait suffer from sickle cell anemia?
Jun
27
comment Chromatin shearing: what is it and what are the effects of high-sensitivity?
Glad it was useful - after posting I was a little nervous about how it would be received.
Jun
27
answered Chromatin shearing: what is it and what are the effects of high-sensitivity?
Jun
27
comment What causes the colors we see in eyes?
Some relevant info here: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/7046/… . Changes with age would be explained by changes in melanisation.
Jun
26
comment Possibility and feasibility of producing designed antibodies with bacteria
I didn't know about this. Thanks.
Jun
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comment Possibility and feasibility of producing designed antibodies with bacteria
Great answer, but I'm not aware of evidence that bacteria can carry out mammalian-style glycosylation. Insulin is of course two polypeptides linked by disulphide bonds, but I believe that the A and B chains are produced in separate fermenters followed by assembly in vivo. Linking two Ig heavy and two Ig light chains in the same way just sounds like a step too far in view of all of the possible wrong pathways.
Jun
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revised Bacterial division and mutation rate
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Jun
25
answered Bacterial division and mutation rate
Jun
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answered How can pasteurized milk last 7 days?
Jun
25
comment First genomic survey of human skin fungal diversity
The doi-based link looks like this: dx.doi.org/doi:10.1038/nature12171
Jun
23
revised Can breathing in helium (from balloons for example) cause damage to the throat in the long term?
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Jun
23
revised Why does ostrich meat look and taste more like beef than chicken?
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Jun
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revised Why does ostrich meat look and taste more like beef than chicken?
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revised Why does ostrich meat look and taste more like beef than chicken?
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Jun
23
answered Why does ostrich meat look and taste more like beef than chicken?
Jun
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revised Modeling yeast biochemical pathway using enzyme kinetics
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Jun
20
revised Statistical Analysis of Protein Folding Problem
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Jun
20
answered Transcriptionally-mediated DNA damage
Jun
20
comment What do rs id, allele coded 0 and allele coded 1 mean?
@bli It seems pretty clear from the WP page that you link to that the reference genome is a curation construct and so does not correspond to one individual. in fact the page includes this sentence: "The ABO blood group system differs among humans, but the human reference genome contains only an O allele (although the other alleles are annotated)."
Jun
20
answered Modeling yeast biochemical pathway using enzyme kinetics