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Long-time OSS user/admin, intermediate coder - I heart . Master of Science in Molecular Medicine, many years' experience in biotech working with antibodies and cell-based assays. Science and computer geek. Dad.


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comment Are Humans Evolving?
I would actually disagree with your premise that evolution occurs when there is an absence of mating between two populations. Evolution occurs when there is a selective pressure put on a population, and when random mutations give a survival/reproductive advantage against that selective pressure. It is possible for an entire species to undergo selective pressure - they then either adapt or die off.
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reviewed Leave Open For how long can a raven stay airborne (a week or more)?
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reviewed Looks OK Which part of the brain needs to be shut down to lose conciousness?
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comment How exactly can dsRNA be introduced to a cell?
regarding the origin of the gene gun, I'm sure it was a group of bored grad students that had been in the lab too late for too many nights in a row :)
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reviewed Close How do the quantities of ATP formed during aerobic and anaerobic respiration compare?
Oct
27
comment Identify the pink mold infecting refrigerated lemons
Whatever it is, I would not consume the lemon juice. The chances of toxins being present are just too high.
Oct
24
comment Nature Scientific Reports vs. BMC Genomics
@blmoore thanks for the clarification. I've been working on non-publishable proprietary projects for a number of years in industry, so I haven't kept up to the minute on which journals are open-access.
Oct
23
answered What enables azacitidine to incorporate into both DNA and RNA?
Oct
23
reviewed Close Is the attached digital camera on the top have the same magnification than visible in eyepiece?
Oct
23
reviewed Reviewed Nature Scientific Reports vs. BMC Genomics
Oct
23
comment Nature Scientific Reports vs. BMC Genomics
Personally, I would go for PLOS ONE, just because I am a big proponent of open-access publishing. I'm not sure about the BMC family, but Nature is notorious for its closed-access policies. I think that if your work was funded in any way by public grants (such as from the NIH in the US), your research should be open for all citizens to read if they want. I'm sure this argument has gone on long tangents on Academia.SE, but that's my view of things :) At any rate, do some research on different impact factors, and their relative advantages and disadvantages, then have a chat with your PI.
Oct
23
reviewed Edit suggested edit on What kind of technology is required for plant seed DNA printing?
Oct
23
revised What kind of technology is required for plant seed DNA printing?
I added a tag, adjusted grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Oct
23
answered Concentration of caffeine in physiologically relevant setting
Oct
22
comment Absorption of foreign bodies through the alveoli
@fileunderwater's comments were not meant to be abrasive, they were merely stating site policy. If you're new to Biology.SE, and especially if you're new to Stack Exchange sites in general, please take the tour and read through the help center.
Oct
22
comment adaptive and innate immunity
@inf3rno the line between innate and adaptive immunity has been blurring for years - a lot of times, it's just the terminalogy people use
Oct
22
reviewed Reviewed Shortest strings not present in the human genome
Oct
22
answered HIV and effectiveness of inhibitor cocktail over single inhibitor
Oct
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on HIV and effectiveness of inhibitor cocktail over single inhibitor
Oct
18
comment MRI with lots of white matter.
Why are you asking? Personal medical questions are off-topic for Biology.SE, as we cannot safely provide medical advice.