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comment Comment on the introduction to a bioinformatics paper
Updating your answer sounds reasonable. Part of my question, implicitly, was whether my observations were conventional wisdom. See the comments on my question by Jeremy, which are pretty on target.
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comment Comment on the introduction to a bioinformatics paper
Right. Well, my concern was not whether biologists would understand it (I think they would), so much as whether they would object to it. :-)
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comment Comment on the introduction to a bioinformatics paper
Hi, I've read this a couple of times, but it does not appear to address my question. You seem to be answering a question I didn't ask, something like where is a good place to place such a paper. I'm asking a fairly specific question (perhaps not too well phrased), which could be summarized by the sentence "I'm attempting to make a connection between De Novo motif discovery, and modelling the sequences.". In a nutshell, I'm wondering if the statements I make in the intro (quoted) would be considered controversial or objectionable.
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comment Comment on the introduction to a bioinformatics paper
@JeremyKemball Thanks for the feedback. Consider writing a formal answer, if you feel comfortable doing so. Not really sure what "disulfide bridges" are, though.
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revised Comment on the introduction to a bioinformatics paper
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comment basic programming and bioinformatics
@terdon R is definitely slower than Python, though not dramatically.
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Nov
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comment What makes a DNA sequence motif a DNA sequence motif?
I'm confused. So, you are saying that all of the RSS and the included heptamer and nonamer are motifs? I had the impression that the RSS contains motifs but are not themselves motifs.
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comment What makes a DNA sequence motif a DNA sequence motif?
Thanks for the reply. I've read such definitions before, but they have never seemed very precise to me. Does this mean, for example, that the RSS cannot be determined to have "significantly (statistical) higher occurrence in a given array compared to what you would obtain in a randomized array of same components (expecting at random)."?
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asked What makes a DNA sequence motif a DNA sequence motif?
Oct
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comment Terminology question about the correct term for areas of biological research
@terdon I think I'll go with "DNA sequence analysis" or possibly "Computational Analysis of DNA Sequences". These are used in various places. Is that OK with you?
Oct
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comment Terminology question about the correct term for areas of biological research
@terdon I see your point, but am unclear on how to reword my paragraph. Can you suggest an alternative phrasing for "DNA sequence prediction"? I can't make it more specific, because it is supposed to be a catch-all phrase for prediction of different kinds of DNA sequences, in different subdomains, i.e. RSS.
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comment Terminology question about the correct term for areas of biological research
Thanks for the feedback, Luke. I expanded my (proposed) paper quote a bit, to give better context.
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revised Terminology question about the correct term for areas of biological research
expanded proposed paper quote
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