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Aug
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answered If a given DNA oligo is an aptamer, will the corresponding RNA oligo with the same sequence be an aptamer aswell?
Aug
25
comment Is RNase AWAY in the lab dangerous?
Using something like RNAse Away is not always necessary, we don't use it at all. Working entirely with disposable containers or containers that were treated with DEPC or heated up high enough, as well as starting with RNAse free water and chemicals is generally sufficient.
Aug
25
answered Why are VAL, MET and ALA substitutions commonly used for protein behaviour and function studies?
Aug
14
comment How to synthesize and isolate single stranded cDNA from an RNA template?
You need a DNA template to do in vitro transcription, so I'm not really understanding what you want to do here? How long is your sequence?
Aug
13
comment Molecular graphics
There are inofficial Windows builds of Pymol, those are free. Compiling Pymol yourself on Windows is very difficult, it's pretty doable on Linux.
Aug
11
comment GMO Patents: Organism specifc or generic
@curious_cat Just repost it there if you want, but I'm not entirely sure if they handle patents. There is no existing answer, so migrating it is not really necessary.
Jul
27
comment Why are nitrogenous bases of DNA hydrophobic if they can hydrogen bond?
@AliceD Nitrogenous base generally refers to the nucleobases in RNA and DNA, and those are certainly biological molecules. The question about hydrophobicity and hydrogen bonding also have biological implications.
Jul
27
comment Why are nitrogenous bases of DNA hydrophobic if they can hydrogen bond?
@AliceD This is about biological molecules, I see no reason why it would be off-topic here.
Jul
9
revised If a gene is located on the X chromosome, does that mean males are never heterozygous for these genes?
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Jul
7
comment Do High Triglycerides Invalidate Tests for Infections?
You might want to look at this article about how Lipemia causes interference with some tests.
Jun
25
comment Why cooked food considered nutritious if proteins decompose at much lower temperatures?
Where are you getting the 40°C temperature from? Denaturation of most proteins happens at higher temperatures than that. And what do you mean by decompose?
Jun
20
answered Why do Alu repeats form secondary structures?
Jun
20
revised Why do Alu repeats form secondary structures?
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Jun
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Jun
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comment Falconer & Mackay population mean calculation & genotypic values
You can't ping a user that hasn't participated on the post, they simply won't get the ping
Jun
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Jun
10
revised Does inhaling glue (glue sniffing) reduce appetite?
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May
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comment Biopython - Big Discrepancy Calculating RNA melting Temperature over Literature
The source code for that function is available on Github, there are also some comments in there explaining what methods Biopython uses. The issue might also be that you're comparing apples and oranges, and that your siRNA Tm are not for 7mer parts of an siRNA but something else.