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Aug
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comment What is the purpose of DNA?
@har-wradim I intentionally made it only about one widget/gene/protein to avoid making the analogy more complicated than it has to be
Aug
7
reviewed Reject What is the purpose of DNA?
Aug
7
answered What is the purpose of DNA?
Aug
6
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
5
revised Extinction of species
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Aug
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awarded  Notable Question
Aug
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comment In Japan, the official average body temperature is 36.0 °C. Why so different from that of Europe?
While the CC licence allows copying the entire post, you still have to make clear which parts of the post are copied. You also have to mention the user that made the original post explicitly in addition to linking to the post.
Jul
31
asked How do I read a sequence logo?
Jul
30
comment What is the state-of-the-art algorithm for multiple sequence alignment?
@skymninge Bioinformatics are on-topic here, and Biostars is not affiliated with SE in any way now (it was a SE 1.0 site, which means they used the SE software but SE wasn't involved otherwise in running the site)
Jul
28
answered How can a plant resist glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide?
Jul
25
comment What limits the speed of human perception?
Please don't use MathJax for regular text formatting. It is much slower and should only be used when necessary, for math and chemical formulas.
Jul
23
comment How many different protein coding genes are in the Human Biome?
The main text of your answer is entirely copied from a Wikipedia article. While you mentioned the source at the end of your post, you didn't mark the text as a quote. This is still plagiarism and not allowed on this site. You have to make clear any place where you quote a source verbatim. Answers should also not be taken entirely from external sources, they should be in your own words and quotes should be only for support.
Jul
23
comment Is it possible to genetically modify a plant at home?
You might also have to consider any regulations that might exist in your country. In some countries genetic modified organisms can only be handled in designated laboratories.
Jul
20
comment Question about the DNA glycosylase enzyme assay/formamide gel loading buffer
Formamide is a common loading buffer for denaturing gel electrophoresis of nucleic acids. I'd assume that it also denatures most enzymes and stops the reaction that way.
Jul
18
comment Where are the evolutionary “inbetweeners”?
I'm closing this according to our policy on creationist questions. If you're interesting in understanding evolution you're welcome to ask here. Questions that simply state the common creationist talking points will be closed.
Jul
15
comment Remove RNAse from pipettes?
I'd also switch out all ingredients for your in vitro transcription if you have any RNAse problem. You might also want to aliquot the stocks further, to limit the damage contamination causes, and to protect the more sensitive stocks. Some stuff just gets bad quicker, DTT should be reasonably fresh, and NTPs also get noticeably worse if they're older. But we also don't use kits but prepare all the stuff in our lab.
Jul
14
comment Remove RNAse from pipettes?
I'd disassemble the pipettes and put the appropriate parts in DEPC solution. I would also consider other issues aside from RNAses, reduced yield can have many different causes.
Jul
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Jun
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revised What Proteins Are Universal To All Life Forms?
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Jun
21
comment How can cells produce antibodies despite error-checking mechanisms in their genomes?
This process is called somatic hypermutation. I just looked it up in my Alberts and it seems the exact mechanism is not known (though the book is a bit older now, this might have changed).