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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.


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comment What causes mutations in regulatory genes?
interesting @AnkurChakravarthy - mind outlining how much more likely such hotspots are than the background here for the record?
Dec
23
comment Can someone help me analyze this article?
you guys are too tough on newbies - asking for clearer question should be first resort. closing second.
Dec
23
reviewed Reopen Double use of ATP in relaxing myosin & active transportation of calcium?
Dec
22
comment Can someone help me analyze this article?
could you provide an actual link?
Dec
17
comment Databases for gene regulatory network graphs?
i can click on 'pathway menu' and then use the box to search for my genes and get more diagrams like this one.
Dec
14
awarded  Yearling
Dec
8
comment What is a good miniprep protocol for the class room?
in the end i talked about what each step of the spin prep does and it works fine. the old methods are not really much more rigorous when you talk about pH changing affinity on silica, etc
Dec
4
comment How big should the human population be, as predicted by body mass?
I think I googled the land area of the earth, but it would include antarctica. I think it would be great if we could get to 2b human beings though. with good technology we could be sustainable I think.
Dec
3
comment How big should the human population be, as predicted by body mass?
dang thats 2 billion people tops.
Nov
12
reviewed Leave Open if woman could live to the age of 150 at what age would they go through menopause?
Nov
10
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
5
reviewed Leave Open Does eating bananas help digestion?
Nov
5
revised Drake's Law. What is the genome-wide mutation rate and what are the estimates?
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Nov
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reviewed Reopen Is there biological evidence for self-awareness in animals?
Nov
5
comment A subtle test for color-blindness
i'm sure you could think of something, but the standard tests require asking questions. just make a sign with two colors that would not be distinguishable and ask them to read it.
Nov
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answered Drake's Law. What is the genome-wide mutation rate and what are the estimates?
Nov
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reviewed Leave Open Why did humans lose their fur?
Nov
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answered Phospholipid movement in cell membranes
Nov
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answered Does sociality evolved before or after the ability of motility?
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revised Why are there no wheeled animals?
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