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PhD candidate in Evolutionary Genetics of Aging


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comment SDS PAGE in Molecular Biology
why do you need to know (is this for a report, assignment, or research?) it may affect the type of answer, and some more detail of method might be needed & what you are testing
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comment What is the name of this insect?
at that distance it's going to be VERY hard to id, I can barely even see its legs
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comment Answer the questions in one word with help of clues and images given
right click the image, "search google for this image"
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revised Fisher's Geometric Model for Dummies
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answered Fisher's Geometric Model for Dummies
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comment peptide MHC microarray
you might need to clarify what you are struggling with here
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revised Does unequal dominance mean the X-chromosome should be a coldspot for antagonistic variation?
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comment Defining dominance and selection in these formulae
Thanks again, I had gotten myself tangled - I knew how to define a selection coefficient but got spiralled out by self doubt when reading the paper and getting tangled in the math of it all! It's all cleared up for me now (and I've managed to recreate fry's results, using dummy data in R I have managed to duplicate figure 3a and 3b)
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accepted Defining dominance and selection in these formulae
Sep
18
comment force required to do damage to child's leg/feet in collision
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about not in the scope of biology SE, not likely to be answerable given the current information, not likely to be answerable at all (I doubt any one has been able to get funding to study how much force a child's legs can take before they break...) & there's too many variables. You should be considering other options first such as how to make the robot not damage a child, like padding, shape, or not having it hit the child at all!
Sep
18
comment Do biological facts determine when a human fetus is considered alive and human?
You need to clarify what you are asking here: 1) The human foetus is of course human, it's not a bird, sunflower, donkey or other. 2) The foetus, by definitions of life that I've seen, is probably classed as "living" but that could be debated. 3) It may appear that you are interested in whether or not the foetus is concious, aware, intelligent, able to process independent thoughts feelings and emotions, or sentient (judging by the quotes you've put in) - I don't think that belongs here so you should clarify that a little so people answer the first two points but not the third.
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comment Can we influence evolution by teaching primates to control fire? Should we?
The ethical issue isn't really one for this Q&A site, and as a side note I think most likely circumstances (global warming etc) in which we destroy ourselves are also likely to wipe out a large portion of complex life, particularly terrestrial due to flooding.
Sep
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comment Defining dominance and selection in these formulae
also should "Therefore, sm=1−wm1, and sf=1−wf3." read as "Therefore, sm=1−wm 3 , and sf=1−wf 1 ."
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comment Defining dominance and selection in these formulae
Hi @MikeTaylor Thanks for the answer, I've just edited a couple of the annotations which I think were incorrect, could you check the edit history to proof them for me please
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revised Machine learning for light microscopy — problems to solve?
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answered Machine learning for light microscopy — problems to solve?
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revised Defining dominance and selection in these formulae
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