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comment Is there some genetic variance underlying music appreciation?
See that is what I was saying. There are no conclusive studies and this question is tending to "primarily opinion based". Did you consider the option of comparing songbird and chicken?
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comment Is there some genetic variance underlying music appreciation?
So wouldn't that just mean that music appreciation is correlated with general IQ ??
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comment Is there some genetic variance underlying music appreciation?
Or otherwise if it is just about sound patterns (harmonics), their production and perception then the genomes of a songbird and a chicken can be compared.
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comment Is there some genetic variance underlying music appreciation?
One can perhaps look at extremes: compare Beethoven (or any other musical genius) with lets say a great mathematician who has no appreciation for music. (That way you have normalized for basic intelligence). But these are just opinions.
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reviewed Close Did the eugenics program in Nazi Germany have a measurable effect?
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comment Gender and age-specific mutation rate in plants
female age correlates with non-disjunction of chromatids- leading to aneuploidy. See this.. Usually in many plants flowering happens throughout life (both gametes produced). Some plants however flower only once per lifetime. For some it is periodic. So depending on the flowering pattern, the spontaneous mutation rates may vary.
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accepted Synthetic construct with multiple ORFs not expressing
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comment Synthetic construct with multiple ORFs not expressing
It never had the time or resources to modify the vector and eventually gave up this project. I am accepting this answer as it summarizes all issues and would be useful for others who seek to work on synthetic biology.
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comment What limits the speed of human perception?
Actually there is a movie on this concept- Limitless.. You can check this post. You may find it useful.
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comment Gender and age-specific mutation rate in plants
The age dependency for males is because of continuous spermatogenesis (older spermatogonia might acquire more mutations). Oogenesis however, happens quite early in development and oocytes are locked at metaphase. Female age also matters and is evident in case of aneuploidies. I dont know the mutation rates in plant germline but I suppose it is higher in pollens because they are more exposed to sunlight and other environmental factors.
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comment What causes morning wood?
It is a little funny. One question about penis and 11 votes and ~900 views in 5 hours. LOL
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answered Re-solidify disturbed agar plates
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comment How many different protein coding genes are in the Human Biome?
Would you consider exactly same genes from different microbes as different genes? By gene do you mean the genes in the genome or gene products?
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comment Where can I find a list of common enzyme cofactors and/or co-enzymes?
Also oxygen cannot be called a cofactor. It is just an electron acceptor- in a way a co-enzyme.
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answered Where can I find a list of common enzyme cofactors and/or co-enzymes?
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comment Where can I find a list of common enzyme cofactors and/or co-enzymes?
$H_2O$ is not a cofactor for any enzyme.
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comment Experimental studies of bacterial adaptation to changes in nutrients of culture medium
In case of usual metabolites, they don't die off. Yes it is possible that a certain mutant outgrows others. This kind of experiment has been done with some damaging chemicals like $H_2O_2$. It was in molecular systems biology journal. I'll search it and post the link.
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comment What really protects South Indians from hair related problems (baldness, greying etc)
Is there a reference for your fact?