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


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
9
asked A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
Jan
9
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
8
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
6
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.
Jan
6
answered What determines a successful protein expression in E. coli?
Jan
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
5
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
5
revised Why is DNA replication performed in the 5' to 3' direction?
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Jan
5
answered Why is DNA replication performed in the 5' to 3' direction?
Jan
4
revised What is the functional and structural distinction between core (H2A, H2B, H3,H4) and linker(H1/H5) histones?
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Jan
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revised What is the functional and structural distinction between core (H2A, H2B, H3,H4) and linker(H1/H5) histones?
Jan
4
answered What is the functional and structural distinction between core (H2A, H2B, H3,H4) and linker(H1/H5) histones?
Jan
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revised What is the functional and structural distinction between core (H2A, H2B, H3,H4) and linker(H1/H5) histones?
You switched the core and linker histones.
Jan
4
suggested suggested edit on What is the functional and structural distinction between core (H2A, H2B, H3,H4) and linker(H1/H5) histones?
Jan
4
answered Can scientists create totally synthetic life?
Jan
4
comment Can scientists create totally synthetic life?
This is a great question, and Larian LeQuella answered pretty thoroughly to it. I just wanted to add that it is exciting time to be a synthetic biologist. Scientists have now the tools to build anything they have ever dreamed about.