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answered How many NOD like receptors in Human?
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comment Is it possible to express a mutant gene only in a specific tissue?
@aandreev sorry i'm so swamped I can't do a proper job, but tissue specific promoters may only express a gene for a moment in development (and never again), or not be entirely specific for a given organ. since we can't look at the DNA sequence and predict what the pattern of gene transcription will be, you would have to watch the rest of the organs over an entire lifetime to be sure (or several lifetimes). a lot of work!
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comment Is it possible to express a mutant gene only in a specific tissue?
While eliminating a gene is at least understood pretty well, tissue specific expression is difficult because the DNA sequences that encode the logic in animals as to when these genes are active are poorly understood. Its been worked out only for a small number of cases I believe.
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comment Is it possible to express a mutant gene only in a specific tissue?
its possible, but it usually is unclear how to do it.
Apr
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revised What's a good simple test for cDNA library quality?
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Apr
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comment What's a good simple test for cDNA library quality?
I was hoping for something more like this @caligari2005. how can I tell if the cDNA is fragmented or full length. I'll change the question.
Apr
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comment What's a good simple test for cDNA library quality?
@poka.nandor interesting - human testis or spleen - does that help?
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asked What's a good simple test for cDNA library quality?
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comment Neuronal coordinates of C.elegans
nice piece of work!
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comment Green Film Build up in Glass Water Bottle
try diluted bleach - or if you go to the grocery/hardware store you should be able to buy a bottle brush for cheap.
Apr
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comment Green Film Build up in Glass Water Bottle
a) algae b) if it has formed a scummy biofilm, it might have to be harsh treatment to get it off. kerosene?
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revised What is the viability of Intelligent Design as a supplement to chemical abiogenesis and Darwinian Evolution?
more precise description of Popper's definitions
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answered What is the relationship between protein-protein interaction networks and metabolic networks?