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comment CRISPR Cas9 most updated paper protocol
A PubMed search will tell you that.
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comment What is a “noninvasive” biomarker for a disease?
So even something like a leukopak is non-invasive, but a needle/punch biopsy is invasive? I'm just wondering where the line is. I'm guessing it's whether or not solid tissue is removed...
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comment What is a “noninvasive” biomarker for a disease?
No, that's fine, I believe you. I just want to make sure the rest of my team and some of my senior colleagues in the department all think the same way (I'm guessing they do), because I've somehow missed picking up on that in my reading. TIL :)
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comment What is a “noninvasive” biomarker for a disease?
So a biomarker in the blood is non-invasive? Hmm. I'll have to chat with my colleagues about that...
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comment Information about sharks
No. Possibly leather, since it's animal based, but they wouldn't have the enzymes to digest cotton or polyester (or other synthetic fabrics) or foam rubber or plastic or anything like that. Sharks' digestive systems have evolved over 400 million years to break down the components of their natural prey. Seals and dolphins don't wear bathing suits.
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comment Separation of smaller DNA fragments and larger fragments without using gel electrophoresis?
Interesting, I didn't know about these.
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comment What is a “noninvasive” biomarker for a disease?
Although one could argue that a blood draw is still invasive. I use the term non-invasive to refer to things like the presence of lumps in a cancerous breast (something that can be palpated) or the yellow-tinged eyes and skin correspondent with various diseases of the liver, that sort of thing.
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comment Shrink an animal using genetics
@TalhaIrfan a warm welcome does not mean upvoting lousy questions. Remi and Jordi's comments above are perfectly fine for introducing someone to our rules and expectations. By upvoting bad questions, you send completely the wrong message about what is acceptable here, and just encourage more bad questions. Then new people get confused when their question is downvoted and eventually closed.
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comment Shrink an animal using genetics
@TalhaIrfan just because a question is interesting does not necessarily mean it is on-topic or useful, or even deserving of an upvote.
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comment Why/How does matter on earth exist in all 3 states of matter?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about the chemistry and physics of matter, not biology. Please consider deleting this question and posting it at Physics.
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comment Are there any (chemical) processes occuring inside a seed while it's in a dormant state?
When you get right down to it, the question of "is it alive?" is just splitting hairs. If a comparative biologist is studying the reproductive cycles of plants vs. fungi, I doubt the question of "Is this alive? Am I not allowed to study it because biology is the study of life?" even crosses her mind. This is purely a philosophical question (opinion-based in our parlance) and off-topic for this site. It might make for an interesting conversation with a biologist (or philosopher of science) at a cocktail party, but unfortunately that's not what this site is about.
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comment Is there a logical problem between biology taxonomic categories of domain and kingdom?
This is a very unclear and opinion-based question. Biology Stack Exchange is not a forum. From the help center, If your motivation for asking the question is “I would like to participate in a discussion about ______”, then you should not be asking here.
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comment Could humans metabolize gasoline?
@anongoodnurse you are correct, I had forgotten about char, as well as the by-products of deep frying. Although, my point kind of still stands, as we should not be consuming those kinds of materials in large quantities :)
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comment Could humans metabolize gasoline?
Try drinking some and find out. Just because something is organic, doesn't mean organism X can metabolize it - you need specific enzymes for it. Also, you are mistaken about the components of gasoline - it is completely made up of hydrocarbons, there are no fats or oils present. None of the foods we eat contain hydrocarbons (hopefully).
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comment What kind of fish are these?
Yes it is. Thanks!
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comment What kind of fish are these?
Thanks for the confirmation, you are correct. I accepted the other answer because yours was posted 10 seconds too late - I doubt you'll mind, though :)
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comment iPSC in drug discovery
iPSCs are already a common model in industry, obviously depending on what exactly you're researching. I don't have any citations, because all of the work I'm aware of is proprietary (that comes with working in industry...), but lots of companies and labs are using them right now.
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comment If your atlas is out of alignment, will the rest of your spine be out as well?
sciencebasedmedicine.org/the-problem-with-chiropractic-nucca
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comment SSR Association Mapping
Please define all non-common acronyms like SSR and GLM (common exceptions include DNA, PCR, etc.). Additionally, this sounds like a software issue, and not necessarily a biology question. Please contact the manufacturer for software technical support, or perhaps check out Biostars.
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comment peritoneal dialysis Vs Hemodialysis?
Have you done any research on your own? Just googling the title of your question brings up lots of relevant results.