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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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I sometimes call my guinea pig (also known as a cavy) "Pigimal", which is short for "Piggy Animal." Now you know.


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Apr
20
revised chip wiki excerpt
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Apr
20
revised Is it reasonable to assume that RNA polymerase would bind preferentially to the promoter of the long allele of the SERT gene?
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Apr
20
revised Is it possible to do chip-seq on a specfic region?
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Apr
20
revised introduction to Chip Seq
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Apr
20
revised ChIP-seq vs ChIP-exo
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Apr
20
revised ChIP-seq and the output of SPP
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Apr
20
revised introduction to Chip Seq
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Apr
13
revised Why mosquito bite is confined to a certain shape?
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Mar
31
revised Brainbow fluorescence labeling technique
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Mar
30
revised Can inhibition of lymphocytes migration be a direct cause of chronic inflammation?
added image inline, removed quote (since it wasn't an exact quote at all)
Mar
26
revised Bilayer synthesis?
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Mar
21
revised Transport of mammalian insulin in vivo
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Mar
14
revised Evolution of Homo Erectus to Homo Sapiens
no URL shorteners!
Mar
9
revised How is a stem-cell induced to assimilate a knock-in DNA construct?
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Mar
9
revised Databases for metabolic pathways of human disease
made title more specific, fixed spelling
Mar
3
revised How to avoid air bubbles while pipetting?
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Feb
26
revised Genetic Drift: Models, assumptions and empirical observations
spelling, grammar
Feb
24
revised Benefits of CLARITY?
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Feb
24
revised Explanation of the terms “downstream signaling” and “upstream signaling”
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Feb
22
revised Can viruses be used to extract oil from algae?
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