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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
answered Periodic Muscular Growth in Humans
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 How did the Human Genome Project Sequence DNA
Aug
13
accepted DpnI over-digestion
Aug
13
comment DpnI over-digestion
@bez good point. While I hate to keep PCR machines at low temps for extended periods of time (causes more stress on the machine), dropping it to 4C after an hour is probably the best bet. Make it answer and I'll accept.
Aug
13
comment What does this Barbary Macaque facial expression mean?
What was the sound that it made? Macaque vocalizations are also well studied, and it looks like it was vocalizing.
Aug
13
comment Periodic Muscular Growth in Humans
What are we assuming caused the atrophy? Because the correct answer would be "depends," which isn't very satisfactory. From your example, do you mean in the case of malnutrition? You also have injury, illness, senescence, lack of exercise, or parasites--though they can be put under the others.
Aug
13
reviewed Reviewed What regulates the timing of the motion of molecular machines during DNA Replication?
Aug
12
comment DpnI over-digestion
@Bez I'm trying to avoid having the person travel back to the room where the PCR machine is (from an animal facility), thus my question is more in line with Chris's response (I want to know if leaving it longer will be an issue).