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comment Looking for a gene in my raw genetic data. What are the possible causes for this?
In short, rs35705950 is not a gene, but rather a SNP, a SNP that occurs within the gene MUC5B. 23andMe measures a selected subset of human SNPs, less than 0.1% of the genome.
Nov
4
comment Evidence & discussions of hard polytomy
Sorry, no. Besides, I'm not knowledgeable in this area; I just read some abstracts found via Google Scholar. I suspect that essentially all "hard" polytomies are just soft polytomies where evidence to resolve them is hard to acquire.
Nov
4
answered Evidence & discussions of hard polytomy
Oct
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Poisonous plants, animals, mushrooms: is this always a kind of defense?
Oct
10
answered Neurons with thousands of connections: where are the extra connections coming from?
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20
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Is it possible to genetically modify a plant at home?
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revised Is it possible to genetically modify a plant at home?
reformatted for clarity
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Tool for nucleotide alignment with all nucleotide codes (e.g. R, Y, W, S, etc.)?
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revised Why are there species instead of a continuum of various animals?
correct "group number" to be consistent with rest of example
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15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What species of butterfly is this?
May
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are some examples of evolving networks in biology?
May
20
revised What cells don't have a primary cilium?
fix link
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17
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What makes us all different and similar to some extent?
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awarded  Informed
Apr
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revised How does the ebola virus attack?
usage, syntax, spelling
Apr
22
revised Why basement membrane thickens in diabetes mellitus?
syntax in 2 spots
Mar
26
comment How does the creative process of Biological Evolution work?
The Blind Watchmaker would be a good book to read, probably better than The Selfish Gene. In any case, skip The Extended Phenotype until you are well acquainted with biology and evolution.
Mar
17
comment Dimensional analysis Question
Shigeta's equation should have used "hgb" instead of "rbc". To turn 1.7g hgb into rbc, you multiply it by the .3145 hgb/rbc value. Note the dimensional units work out.
Mar
2
comment What's the point of glycolysis in fermentation?
Turning 2 ATP into 4 ATP isn't good?