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Biochemistry PhD student at Stanford University. Interested in natural products engineering and synthetic biology.


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comment A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
@yamad Unfortunately, I haven't read any of the recommended books, so it would be nice if people upvoted because they did. I am also happy to change my accepted answer as soon as someone recommends something else. I also recommended a book which fits what I was looking for but I haven't read it as well.
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comment A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
@yamad I accepted this answer because the content of this book was the closest to what I was initially looking for. But the votes to the other answers should give you an idea of how good or well known the other books are.
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comment Intrinsically disordered proteins as potential drug targets
Thanks for your answer and the references. I will definitely look them up. I already read the Metallo, SJ paper, which is an excellent paper! What concerns me the most though, is that all IDPs can interact with multiple small molecules or other proteins, so they cannot be specifically targeted. That's why I am very interested whether specific interactions have been discovered.
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Added ppis tag (protein-protein interactions)
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comment Reverse transcription PCR optimization
@Alexander Galkin Yes, I believe the question is more about PCR rather than RT. You are probably right that RT-PCR tag is too specific. The PCR tag is good enough.
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comment Reverse transcription PCR optimization
@Alexander Galkin Why did you remove the PCR tag? I think the question is really about RT PCR, and not RT in particular.
Jan
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comment Why are amino acids in biology homochiral?
Hope these papers are helpful. Let me know what you have found.
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You don't have to give the detais of your question in its title
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comment Absorption ratios 260/280 and 260/230 for RNA
If you have two peaks is a clear indication of contamination. Don't look only at the ratios because this gives you some idea, but doesn't make a strong statement. The PCR might fail due to contamination but you might try it anyway. You might also try isolating your RNA again.
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comment Reverse transcription PCR optimization
RT PCR refers to reverse transcription I assume? Not to real time PCR?
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