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PhD candidate in Evolutionary Genetics of Aging


Mar
26
comment What R packages and software to use for multiple alignment and SNP calling on WGS .gb files?
why aren't the above sufficient for your needs?
Mar
26
comment Hand-eye coordination in 3D space
sight is not the only sense that tell us how our limbs are moving - otherwise blind people wouldn't be able to move
Mar
26
comment Horns in animals and birds
birds = animals
Mar
19
revised Comparing gene expression levels between control and disease at different time points
remove irrelevant quantitative genetics tag
Mar
10
comment Do all organisms have to die?
Given current world state (lifestyles, climates, environment, food and water resources) and health tech I'd suggest it's in the region of 130-140 years, not sure anyone has lived longer and with billions of people on the planet that's a pretty good sampling effort but then again I'm guessing no one has yet stumbled across the perfect combination of genes and lifestyle so maybe a little longer
Mar
7
comment Why do people with Down syndrome get fewer cancers?
@rhill45 my point was that, if downs sufferers die on average before cancer becomes prevalent, then that could explain the pattern
Mar
6
comment How to explain Genome, Genes, RNA and protein in one figure to non-biologist?
Some info about the topic of the talk might be helpful in guiding answers here
Mar
6
revised How to explain Genome, Genes, RNA and protein in one figure to non-biologist?
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Mar
6
comment How to explain Genome, Genes, RNA and protein in one figure to non-biologist?
I'd go with using an analogy - e.g. The genome is a cookbook, each recipe is a gene, the cook is the mRNA and the product is a protein (perhaps not entirely analogous but you get the picture) - you have to find something that can adequately explain all of the four parts in one coherent and correct example. Personally I think the figure you've shown is poor (aesthetically and only roughly illustrates what genomes and genes are, not proteins or mrna)
Mar
6
comment Size of the Drosophila melangoaster genome components
@aandreev there is a specific question (along with my reason for asking it) RE the estimates I have gotten for length of DNA. Questions on this site don't necessarily have to have a conceptual component.
Mar
6
comment Size of the Drosophila melangoaster genome components
please explain the downvotes
Mar
6
revised Size of the Drosophila melangoaster genome components
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Mar
6
comment Why do people with Down syndrome get fewer cancers?
Do the sources you're reading consider the fact that life expectancy is reduced to ~55 in those with downs (nads.org/pages_new/facts.html), and cancer is generally a late life disease (cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/incidence/age/…) ? Just a thought..
Mar
6
comment Why do some vaccines last longer than others?
m.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/…
Mar
5
comment Layman definition of genetic polymorphism?
Read the wiki article on polymorphism (genetic section) and then ask if you don't understand something specific en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymorphism_%28biology%29
Mar
4
comment If a gene is located on the X sex chromosome does that mean males are either Homozygous dominant or Homozygous recessive and are never Heterozygous?
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evo.12224/epdf
Mar
3
comment Size of the Drosophila melangoaster genome components
@skymninge another q: the "size" in the table - do you know is that euchromatic DNA or all DNA? I suspect euchromatic because the value for the Y is so low
Mar
3
comment Size of the Drosophila melangoaster genome components
@WYSIWYG I've altered the question to feature the info skymninge gave, and also made it more narrow.
Mar
3
revised Size of the Drosophila melangoaster genome components
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Mar
3
revised Degree of dosage compensation in Drosophila melanogaster
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