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


Feb
23
comment Why do restriction enzymes tend to have an even number of bases in their recognition site?
-1 for justifying your answer by defining palindromes as sequences with even number of bases. EcoRII recognizes the palindrome CCWGG (W being A or T).
Feb
22
revised Which is more important for protein expression mRNA structure or codon optimization?
Replaced the urls with the titles of the references
Feb
22
answered Which is more important for protein expression mRNA structure or codon optimization?
Feb
22
comment Questions to ask to a panel of people that will be sequenced
I think that if 23andMe ask these questions, there is a strong reason for their selection. And if you pay the money for your genome to be sequenced, you would want to answer as many questions as they ask you.
Feb
22
comment Questions to ask to a panel of people that will be sequenced
Please people, don't talk about dominant/recessive traits! Best case scenario, there are some associations ;-) Besides, the 'linux gene' would have more environmental effect.
Feb
22
asked How crowded is the bacterial cell?
Feb
22
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
21
answered Questions to ask to a panel of people that will be sequenced
Feb
20
accepted What determines a successful protein expression in E. coli?
Feb
17
answered How to set up a slow cooling on an AB Veriti thermal cycler?
Feb
17
comment How to set up a slow cooling on an AB Veriti thermal cycler?
It would be great if you give me a contact. Can you email it to me please? Thanks a lot.
Feb
17
awarded  Tag Editor
Feb
17
asked How to set up a slow cooling on an AB Veriti thermal cycler?
Feb
16
comment Are human fetuses more likely to be male?
@kate The last paragraph is my speculation. I can only support it my the reference I gave for the length of the sex chromosomes.
Feb
11
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
8
comment What does entering of sex chromosomes to gametes mean during meiosis I?
After meiosis I, the resulting cells are haploid, not diploid, but they have 2n chromosomes.
Feb
7
comment Intrinsically disordered proteins as potential drug targets
Thanks for your answer. I will definitely read your paper. I also saw a list of your papers on linked in. I am particularly interested in the protein-protein interactions. By the way, what do you mean by "drug-resistance contributing proteins"?
Feb
2
comment Does an annealing temp higher than primer's Tm contribute to primer dimer?
You can also contact the authors of some the papers you are trying to reproduce and ask them about the specific conditions they used. You shouldn't spend much time troubleshooting this by yourself.
Feb
2
comment DNA synthesis companies: cost per base, turn-around time, codon-optimization algorithms
Thanks, I already looked at it, but yeah, it is really useful.
Feb
1
comment DNA synthesis companies: cost per base, turn-around time, codon-optimization algorithms
Thanks for your answer @Amy. So, you have experience with GenScript. I would like to ask you some specific questions. Would you mind emailing me so that I don't extend my comment into long discussion? My email is gvandova@stanford.edu