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I do web development, system- and database administration in a small department at a research institute.


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revised Athletes: nature vs. nurture?
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comment Athletes: nature vs. nurture?
I meant to say that if you got a test result from any direct-to-consumer-genetic testing company, you'd also get a long reading list of science papers, probably carefully selected. Another aspect of "comprehensive" is the "established research" thing. The state of the science is that it's not a single geneticist who speculated about some ideas, there are many teams who have found similar results.
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comment Athletes: nature vs. nurture?
i removed the "comprehensive" word.
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revised Athletes: nature vs. nurture?
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comment Athletes: nature vs. nurture?
@rg255: What the law school professor said is "I don't like questions like this narrowed down to 1 genetic test". That may be righteous, but I'm not narrowing it down. The original question asked for a quantitative estimation. Hence, the quote in my answer: we are talking about 2.3% differences here (which won't matter much for the general population) and the quote also says there are many factors.
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revised Athletes: nature vs. nurture?
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answered Athletes: nature vs. nurture?
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asked Do sulfate reducing bacteria help during the formation of the mineral dolomite in low temperature environments?
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comment What can you tell about a person, having only their whole genome as information?
Which level of certainty do you prefer? (If you want 100% certainty, you can tell less than if you were also considering risks and probabilities, and "Insecure knowledge", such as newest and speculative research findings. I hear that most things you could learn about from the genome are not that deterministic at all.)
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answered A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
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answered Good source that explains the evolution of single-celled organisms “from scratch”