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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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revised What side effects occur with electrolarynx?
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revised Publicly available resources for learning metagenomics
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revised Resource for finding what proteins bind?
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revised How to prepare sample for SDS PAGE?
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revised How are amino acids neutral at physiological pH?
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revised What are the psychedelic effects of (stellar) anise and how many people are affected?
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revised Sequence based method for prediction of continuous B cell epitope
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