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


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wiki created synthetic-biology excerpt
Jan
10
accepted A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
Jan
10
comment What is the criticality of the ribosome binding site relative to the start codon in prokaryotic translation?
Thanks again for your answer. I finally had time to read the whole paper, so I am amazed how awesome your answer is! If you edit your answer, I will upvote it :-)
Jan
10
suggested suggested edit on biotechnology tag wiki excerpt
Jan
10
wiki created biotechnology excerpt
Jan
10
revised How does a veggie-less diet affect the human body?
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Jan
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answered How does a veggie-less diet affect the human body?
Jan
10
comment A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
Thanks. It really looks promising.
Jan
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revised A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
Make it more specific
Jan
9
answered A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
Jan
9
comment A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
@Mad Scientist Didn't editing my question make it more specific?
Jan
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revised A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
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Jan
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comment A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
Hmm, thanks but I was mostly thinking about Cell Biology or Molecular Biology oriented books. Watson wrote "The Double Helix", but this book is focused only on the discovery of DNA, which, although very appealing to me, is too narrow-scope.
Jan
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asked A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
Jan
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comment Could Junk DNA be used as a Turing Machine by nature?
@KAM I think that this is the common definition of noncoding DNA. Tried to find a reference, but couldn't find any except wikipedia and some dictionaries. Would be nice if people don't spend time trying to infer what the asker meant....
Jan
8
comment Could Junk DNA be used as a Turing Machine by nature?
@KAM Noncoding DNA does contain information, it just doesn't encode for protein sequences.
Jan
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comment Could Junk DNA be used as a Turing Machine by nature?
Just to be more accurate, about 1.5% of the human genome is coding DNA (Nature 409, 860-921 (15 February 2001))
Jan
7
awarded  Quorum
Jan
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answered How does the microbial environment in your gut initiate?
Jan
6
comment What determines a successful protein expression in E. coli?
@Amy: Yeah, part of the paper is about the features of DNA2.0, which I find very useful. I am a new user and still getting used to their software, but it looks pretty nice so far.