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An amateur iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.


Jun
25
comment How animals maintain their body shape after development to maturity?
The laymen book is "endless forms most beautiful" by Sean b. Carroll
Jun
24
asked How animals maintain their body shape after development to maturity?
Jun
20
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
19
accepted Are there beneficial genetic mutations identified by consumer DNA genotyping?
Jun
19
accepted Can any species be bred selectively/engineered to become as diverse looking as dogs?
Jun
19
accepted Can songbirds mimic car alarm sounds?
Jun
19
comment Are human males and females more genetically different than members of other species?
If I understand your answer correctly, because most of the genes(that matter) are in the X chromosome, then selecting for a specific trait in females would also produce it in males, because it's most likely that the X chromosome would be involved. Is this correct?
Jun
19
accepted Are human males and females more genetically different than members of other species?
Jun
16
asked Are human males and females more genetically different than members of other species?
Jun
13
asked Are there beneficial genetic mutations identified by consumer DNA genotyping?
Jun
10
comment Can songbirds mimic car alarm sounds?
Thanks, that bird does imitate car alarm, but I was really surprised at the chainsaw sound
Jun
9
asked Can songbirds mimic car alarm sounds?
Jun
8
comment What parts of the brain are involved in regulating blood pressure in mammals?
Thanks, vasopressin does appear to affect blood pressure a bit in healthy individuals. There is a duplicate mention of blood pressure in the part of the article that deals with nervous system, but I'm not sure if this is the same or different effect
Jun
5
asked What parts of the brain are involved in regulating blood pressure in mammals?
Jun
3
revised Can any species be bred selectively/engineered to become as diverse looking as dogs?
edited tags; edited title
Jun
3
comment Can any species be bred selectively/engineered to become as diverse looking as dogs?
Interesting, I didn't know there were so many rabbits. It would be interesting to know if the genes for "floppy ears" are similar between dogs and rabbits
Jun
3
comment Can any species be bred selectively/engineered to become as diverse looking as dogs?
Great answer, from your first link, it appears that dogs have smaller number of genes that strongly morphology, while other organisms, like humans have larger number of genes that have only mild to moderate effect
Jun
3
comment What determined the evolution of different faces in humans?
I've read that penguins are also pretty good at identifying family members(visually and/or vocally) amongst hundreds of other similar looking birds.
Jun
3
asked Can any species be bred selectively/engineered to become as diverse looking as dogs?
May
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awarded  Nice Question