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Hi there! My name is Lance Lafontaine.

I am a student at Concordia University in software engineering, with a previous degree in molecular biology. I enjoy all things tech, science and startups, but I especially love web development, open source software, and camping (outdoors).

Chat with me @LanceLafontaine or lance.lafontaine92@gmail.com, I love meeting new people in virtual and physical settings.

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comment Why isn't there a standard unit of promoter strength?
I do realize that transcription is very context-dependent, but disagree about its importance. Even if strictly used in characterized in vitro systems, a number associated with a promoter is very useful, and can be extrapolated to its general abilities for transcription in vivo.
Jul
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reviewed Approve sex tag wiki
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reviewed Approve snp tag wiki
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reviewed Approve vertebrates tag wiki excerpt
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asked Why isn't there a standard unit of promoter strength?
Jul
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asked Is there are practical lower limit to gene length in E. coli?
Jul
19
comment Will eukaryotic RNA fold in the same way in prokaryotes?
@MadScientist, in my specific case I was more interested in secondary structure, but an answer addressing tertiary would be ideal
Jul
18
asked Will eukaryotic RNA fold in the same way in prokaryotes?
Jul
18
comment Can two hammerhead ribozymes simultaneously cleave each other?
@WYSIWYG, I plan on having longer flanking arms and 100% complementarity between the ribozymes, and less so for their target.
Jul
17
revised Can two hammerhead ribozymes simultaneously cleave each other?
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asked Can two hammerhead ribozymes simultaneously cleave each other?
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revised How can I accurately predict proper transgenic protein function/structure from different species?
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asked How can I accurately predict proper transgenic protein function/structure from different species?
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