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Mar
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awarded  Critic
Mar
23
comment Complexity in creating transgenic animals (e.g., mice)
If you have the individual mutants already, it's just much cheaper to set up crosses than to make a whole new transgenic.
Mar
22
answered Complexity in creating transgenic animals (e.g., mice)
Mar
22
comment Improving Gel Extraction yields
I also want to use this post to mention there are cheaper alternatives to the Qiagen kits, such as the ones here: mn-net.com, that work just as well and sometimes better. Using those can save you a lot of money. This is not an ad: I or my lab are not in any way affiliated with the company or website I'm linking to. I'm just sharing customer experience.
Mar
22
answered Improving Gel Extraction yields
Mar
20
comment Does sleep in humans re-structure based on the expected sleep time?
:D It's a nice one.
Mar
19
comment Can forensic DNA analysis be used to generate a visual approximation of a suspect?
@single_digit You're right to point out that one can make a rough estimate, and perhaps it will get more accurate in the future. One of my main points was actually that a judge would not consider the information enough at present to issue a search or arrest warrant, for example, so it's unlikely that these methods would help in an investigation. I have no formal legal knowledge or experience, though. I'm curious for feedback on this from someone who knows more about the law.
Mar
15
accepted If fever is a natural immune defense, why do people take drugs to lower it?
Mar
15
asked If fever is a natural immune defense, why do people take drugs to lower it?
Mar
13
revised What is the difference between a circular and a cat's-eye pupil?
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Mar
13
comment What is the difference between a circular and a cat's-eye pupil?
I will remove the alternative explanation (which is not mine but a research study I linked to), people come up with many arguments against it.
Mar
11
answered What is the difference between a circular and a cat's-eye pupil?
Mar
4
answered Do repeated freeze-thaw strip nutrition from vegetables/food?
Mar
4
comment What makes a gene dominant or recessive
Thanks, you are kind.
Mar
3
comment What makes a gene dominant or recessive
@terdon I'll try to improve the answer but I need a clarification: By why do you mean that I don't explain the mechanism of dominance or that I don't explain what a dominant allele is?
Mar
1
answered What makes a gene dominant or recessive
Mar
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revised Can I use PCR buffer instead of cDNA synthesis buffer?
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Mar
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answered Can I use PCR buffer instead of cDNA synthesis buffer?
Mar
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answered Can forensic DNA analysis be used to generate a visual approximation of a suspect?
Feb
27
comment How long can I store autoclaved disposables and reagents?
I expect there to be different established practices. I just need a ballpark of the amount of time I can store autoclaved products - that should be an objective measure.