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I am currently working towards a PhD in microbial genetics. Before that I spent a bit over a decade working as a programmer, with most of that time spent writing computer games. I have degrees in Mathematics (MMath), Life Sciences (BSc) and Molecular Genetics (MSc).


Apr
1
answered Was the mitochondrion or chloroplast first?
Mar
31
answered Effect on fitness of mutations
Mar
31
answered Dominance/recessivity of new mutations
Mar
25
answered Do any organisms recycle their own waste internally?
Mar
15
answered If DNA has a half life of about 500 years, how can old seeds be planted?
Jan
11
answered Do humans have enough biological differences to be grouped into races or subspecies?
Sep
7
answered Why can't cell division happen the other way around?
Aug
17
answered What is the advantage of restriction enzymes cutting only at specific sites?
Aug
15
answered Why did life not evolve to use radio?
Aug
14
answered If body temperature is 37°C (98.6°F), why are most people more comfortable at around 21°C (70°F)?
Aug
14
answered Why are some fungi poisonous?
Aug
8
answered How can sex ratios remain Fisherian (1:1) in species where only the dominant male gets to mate
Jul
30
answered Why isn't there a standard unit of promoter strength?
Jul
29
answered Why might food spoil faster in Ireland than the US?
Jul
26
answered Why isn't a virus “alive”?
Jul
12
answered What does “fit” mean in “survival of the fittest”?
Jul
4
answered Mitochondrial DNA and recombination
Jun
26
answered Could humans and chimpanzees hybridize?
Jun
26
answered Descendants of dinosaurs
Jun
17
answered Are human males and females more genetically different than members of other species?