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I'm currently collecting more letters after my name, because I am told these help you exchange your time for things you want.

Edit in response to changes: received more letters after my name, has not yet translated in to better exchange of my time for things I want. With an n of 2, I am probably going to have try for a third set of appending letters.

I have had no formal education in programming. All the programming I do is tangential to what I am trying to do, but I'll be damned if I let segfault stop me.

Thanks to all coders who help me. Come by Bio SE to see if I can help you.

When I say I have had no formal education in programming, I mean I've had absolutely no training in any computer science, and no one I work with has any training. I've used Debian, Biopup, SPSS, and R for years for what ever that's worth (again totally self taught).

Be warned that following any answers I give may lead to infected lemurs coming out of your computer and attacking you at night.

Happy coding.


Aug
15
comment Percentage of mutations caused by radiation?
The only problem with this, is that the germline should absolutely not be exposed to UV radiation. One of the big things mammals got right was the whole "mama" thing. In fact, the mother not getting enough UV exposure for vitamin production is more likely to be a problem.
Aug
15
reviewed Reviewed Is there a more updated version of the book “Genome?”
Aug
15
comment How much time does it take a human body to replace all of its atoms?
I also imagine atoms in the bone mineral that sets in the actual matrix doesn't change too often.
Aug
15
comment Is there any relationship between heartbeat rate and life span of an animal?
I wonder if this is more of secondary correlation with size? In other words both life expectancy and heart rate correlate with animal size. The human influence can't be ignored for the domestic animals on the chart (dog in particular).
Aug
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Tool for nucleotide alignment with all nucleotide codes (e.g. R, Y, W, S, etc.)?
Aug
15
comment Is there a more updated version of the book “Genome?”
How much science have you had sense AP bio? It would effect my a recommendation. More details are always nice for a question like this, so that an answer doesn't seem primarily opinion based.
Aug
15
reviewed Reviewed Percentage of mutations caused by radiation?
Aug
15
comment Percentage of mutations caused by radiation?
May we also assume the person lives at sea level? The sun will, by far, be the greatest source of radiation in an average person's life (in practically any location). Elevation is likely to be a key variable in how much radiation she receives (doubles every 6k ft). Radon-222 probably deservers an honorable mention, but no matter what the radiation source, the answer is going to be a very, very low percentage.
Aug
15
revised Standard Process Identification of New Disease outbreak Causing Pathogen
Graamer
Aug
14
answered Standard Process Identification of New Disease outbreak Causing Pathogen
Aug
14
reviewed Close How do you derive the differential equation for a protein in a cellular model?
Aug
14
answered Periodic Muscular Growth in Humans
Aug
14
reviewed Close What is the function of Brownian motion in our cell?
Aug
14
comment What is the function of Brownian motion in our cell?
@WYSIWYG While I agree with the sentiment (keeping this secular), that's probably not such a good way of putting it in this forum. I do not think we can answer a question about what would happen if basic physical phenomenon ceased to exist. "What would happen if gravity stopped acting on cells or in general?" would be a similar question. I don't think you can get anything but wild (even if informed) speculation. The only ways I know to remove Brownian Motion from a cell is to freeze it or totally dehydrate it.
Aug
14
reviewed Close Environmental Alkylating Agents
Aug
14
reviewed Close Are DNA molecular motors described by cellular automata rules?
Aug
14
reviewed Close Mitochondria - are they really separate organisms that once merged into eukaryotic cells?
Aug
14
comment Mitochondria - are they really separate organisms that once merged into eukaryotic cells?
As @Chris pointed out, this is a very broad set of questions on mitochondrial endosymbiosis, and doesn't seem to show much in the way of independent research/effort into the question (not that you necessarily haven't). After doing some reading on endosymbiosis, come back and ask more specific questions (probably split up your list) on specific elements you are having trouble with. There are books dedicated to answering 1-8.
Aug
14
reviewed Leave Closed What does winking mean? (cat/dog)
Aug
14
reviewed Leave Closed How did the Human Genome Project Sequence DNA