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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 How do gory images lead to nausea?
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post.
9h
comment Human Cloning: PhD Program? MD Program?
I'll try to explain more clearly - since human cloning, in the sense of attempting to produce viable genetically-engineered humans, is legally and ethically wrong, you will not find a post-graduate program dedicated to it. I suggest you read more about the topic, then perhaps reevaluate your lifetime career goal.
10h
comment where does feelings come from?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about history and the usage of language, not biology.
2d
comment How to download PPI in NCBI
Your question is not very clear. What dataset are you looking for? Which species? What format should the data be in? Which R libraries were you thinking of using? Please edit your question and add as much detail as possible, otherwise we won't be able to help you.
2d
comment plot the nucleosome distance to TSS
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about programming. It should be asked at Stack Overflow or Biostars.
2d
comment plot the nucleosome distance to TSS
@flybird if you have additional information to add, please edit your question and put it there. Code in comments is unreadable.
Nov
23
comment T-cells Question
no worries, I just wanted to get you to think a little more deeply, and it looks like you did. Great job!
Nov
23
comment Is it biologically possible for an adult's eye color to change?
At any rate, personal medical questions are off-topic on Biology.SE. Please consult a medical professional for your particular situation.
Nov
23
comment T-cells Question
Can you add some reasoning as to why the other options are not correct? A is wrong, by the way. Think about vaccination, and what its goal is. When do we get vaccinated, and why? What is it trying to do?
Nov
23
comment Milder hyperlipidemia in hypercholesterolemia?
I would suggest talking to your professor to clarify what she was talking about.
Nov
19
comment What is the chance that insects derive from extraterrestrial organisms?
insects are animals...
Nov
18
comment Does the Peptide bond produce water in our organism?
@canadianer I suppose it would depend on the cell type and what it's doing. An active muscle cell hydrolyzing ATP at a rapid clip would probably be different than an inactive neuron, for example.
Nov
17
comment Can we determine a person's age by dating methods or other means?
Have you read the Wikipedia article? In the very first paragraph it states that the object to be tested must be dead, as it stops exchanging carbon with the environment. So, no.
Nov
17
comment Types of protectants for NSAIDs?
that didn't help any...
Nov
17
comment Why are there no marine birds?
Penguins are probably one of the farthest along the evolutionary path you describe, as they spend a large amount of time in the water, not just on the water.
Nov
14
comment Sequence analysis software suites
@Superbest please back up your statement with data that GUIs are "much less efficient." With today's modern multi-core computers and huge amounts of available RAM, the cost of running a graphical interface is not terribly high, considering that most users will be using one anyway. I am perfectly comfortable using Linux through the command line, and I am rather proficient in Python, but if pointing and clicking makes a one-off job easier than writing a new program for it, I'll do it. You say it's not elitism, but the rest of your comment is as elitist as they come.
Nov
5
comment How do diving marine mammals avoid decompression sickness?
Could you please add some references to your answer?
Nov
3
comment Do blind people learn Braille equally fast as the sighted?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about learning a language.
Oct
30
comment What impacts penetrance of Huntington's disease?
and your question is?
Oct
30
comment What are the structual differences between DNA and RNA?
good answer, but could you add some references of where you got the images?