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Edible species identification

Recently there was a few questions asking for identification of potentially edible species: What is the species of these mushrooms? What kind of fruit is this? I think that there is a similar ...
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Are protocol recommendations on-topic?

We just had the first question asking about which protocol would be best for purifying DNA. We're likely to get more questions of that kind. Should we consider questions asking about which protocol ...
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Should I simplify answers for people who are not biologists?

I am in an odd situation. I am not a biologist. But I have a family member who is so I have access to a raft of books. So I am a non qualified layperson and some kind of expert at the same time. So I ...
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Can you ask questions about equipment recommendations?

This is pretty simple. I heard through the grapevine about a feature on a common piece of lab equipment (in this case a liquid N2 freezer). There are so many vendors so I want to simply ask if anyone ...
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Should book recommendation questions be allowed on Meta?

I have always been of the opinion that requests for book recommendations did not fit on SE biology, and have voted to close them on the technical basis that they are matters of opinion. My broader ...
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