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I'm an Australian software engineer mainly developing for .NET platform. Having followed Spolsky and Atwood's podcasts from when Stack Overflow (and the entire Stack Exchange) was just a twinkle in their eyes, I'm truly impressed at just how well it works. In time, we'll realise just how revolutionary Stack Overflow is/was.

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comment Is sexual reproduction outside the same biological family possible? Has it ever occured successfully?
@ChinmayKanchi As stated, there is a practical purpose behind the question, not merely a completely idle wondering. A new gardener without much backgrounding in biology wants to avoid hybridisation in her vegetable patch. How do you give simple instructions on avoiding it? For the lay-person the problems of taxonomic fuzziness are of zero interest. She just has labels with the species written on. Based on the single answer, I'd tell her first only be concerned about inter-genus and inter-species hybrids and then on how to prevent such cross pollination.
Oct
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comment Is sexual reproduction outside the same biological family possible? Has it ever occured successfully?
I should have been more specific to limit this to gene transfer/recombination occurring by sexual reproduction (i.e. vertical gene transfer) but thanks for the point.
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comment Is sexual reproduction outside the same biological family possible? Has it ever occured successfully?
Really helpful. Thanks.
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comment Defining paper(s) in epigenetics
For epigenetics in humans, for me it's the Överkalix study on descendants of people who lived through the Dutch famine of the 1940s.
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