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Husband, father, graduate student, aspiring scientist, avid programmer, amateur technophile, flipper of pancakes, and baker of biscuits.


May
3
comment Turn off multithreading in pymol
I'm all for bioinformatics questions, but this one has absolutely no biological component to it.
May
3
comment Are mosquitoes repelled by high frequency sound?
Ok, so the results were published (onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD005434.pub2/full), but access to the article is not provided with the basic Wiley subscription package that (I assume) is available through most universities.
May
3
comment Are mosquitoes repelled by high frequency sound?
All three sources reference the same study, and it's unfortunate that the details of the study haven't been made available for peer review.
May
3
revised What happens to dextrorotatory amino acids in humans?
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May
2
revised What is a coupled reaction and why do cells couple reactions?
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May
2
accepted Regulation of chromatin structure
Apr
27
awarded  Taxonomist
Apr
24
revised What is the biology behind a skin “mole”?
malign is a verb, malignant is an adjective
Apr
24
revised Linkage and LD: quantitative or qualitative?
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Apr
21
comment What advantage would the initial 'donor' in horizontal gene transfer by conjugation have received?
Excellent point. I'm working with a collaborator that specializes in social insects. One of the things I remember her discussing is that when the level of cooperation in a colony reaches a certain level, evolutionary forces begin acting on the colony rather than (or in addition to?) the individuals within the colony. So although we often think of evolution in terms of populations of organisms, there are cases when it makes sense to look at it in terms of populations of genes or populations of colonies, etc.
Apr
20
revised Source of DNA sequences
described differences between GenBank and RefSeq
Apr
20
revised Source of DNA sequences
added 136 characters in body
Apr
20
comment Source of DNA sequences
Is 131k sequences enough?
Apr
20
revised Source of DNA sequences
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Apr
20
comment Source of DNA sequences
In GenBank for example, if you search for Vitis vinifera, you get 131k reults. If you click the "Send to" button, select file, and then Fasta format, it will allow you to download a Fasta file with the sequences. If that's not what you're looking for, you're going to have to provide a little bit more detail before we can help you.
Apr
20
answered Source of DNA sequences
Apr
19
revised What's the use of DNA sequencing results?
minor clarifications
Apr
19
answered What's the use of DNA sequencing results?
Apr
18
revised What exactly are computers used for in DNA sequencing?
added missing word
Apr
18
comment What exactly are computers used for in DNA sequencing?
@sharptooth I'm not sure you want to replace the word "sequencing" with the word "assembly" in the question. The answer to your question is that sequencing and assembly are closely related, and assembly is the part that requires significant computational power.