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bio website berkeleybiolabs.com
location Berkeley, CA
age 50
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
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PhD structural biology. I do bioinformatics in the SF bay area. Interested in systems / synthetic biology, expression analysis and machine learning.

Working with a Biotech Accelerator in the East Bay. http://www.meetup.com/Berkeley-Biolabs/

I believe that biology and other stackexchange sites should welcome newbies and encourage dialog about science, evolution, technology and etc.


Jul
26
reviewed Leave Open What nutritions do a human need? (survival storage of food for crises)
Jul
26
reviewed Leave Closed On the mechanisms of cellular growth
Jul
26
reviewed Reopen Did the eugenics program in Nazi Germany have a measurable effect?
Jul
26
comment Eukaryotic Cell from Scratch part 1
i hope you have a lot of money! there are thousands of chemical compounds in a living eukaryotic cell, not to mention the thousands of proteins which must be properly folded, just to get the cell to reproduce the first time..
Jul
23
comment Did the eugenics program in Nazi Germany have a measurable effect?
not from me... the site reviewers do tend to be a little technocratic. the answer could get back to the genetics of what they tried imho, but you can't do everything. connecting to culture doesn't fly with some community members. not my opinion, but i've been downvoted for cultural references myself.
Jul
23
comment Did the eugenics program in Nazi Germany have a measurable effect?
Good answer - I think its worth emphasizing that eugenics is not genetics and the traits that were used were often ridiculous. For instance race as a primary selector in a genetics experiment is useless - we know that variations within race are relatively large. Also these traits are terribly complex - eliminating heart attacks or schitzophrenia by eliminating people when they show signs will not do anything if they already have offspring.
Jul
23
reviewed Leave Open Did the eugenics program in Nazi Germany have a measurable effect?
Jul
23
comment Dark veil when getting up too fast
the eyes can lose vision easily when they don't get enough oxygen or are otherwise impaired. I'm reminded of diabetic retinopathy - temporary eyesight loss happens when blood flow to the eyes are interrupted. this can be a sign that the cardiovascular system isn't as efficient as it should be!
Jul
17
reviewed Leave Open Common linnet baby bird - when does it become completely self-sufficient?
Jul
17
reviewed Close What American textbooks on prescribing guidelines in psychiatry exist?
Jul
17
reviewed No Action Needed Do probiotics survive digestion?
Jul
17
answered How can you explain the origin of life out of nonliving matter (abiogenesis)?
Jul
17
reviewed Reopen How did these apples grow together?
Jul
17
reviewed Leave Open How can you explain the origin of life out of nonliving matter (abiogenesis)?
Jul
16
comment Phagemid display
+1 for tackling such a difficult question!
Jul
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Effect of steroid hormone on specific cells?
Jul
16
reviewed No Action Needed When a thought 'crosses your mind', does it literally cross between left and right cerebral hemispheres?
Jul
16
reviewed Leave Open What's the difference between diuretic veggies and alcohol that make the latter bad?
Jul
16
reviewed Leave Open When a thought 'crosses your mind', does it literally cross between left and right cerebral hemispheres?
Jul
13
reviewed Reopen What is the outcome of a human population starting with only 2 individuals?