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Pigments or Pigmentation Tag

I was going through some of the questions after answering this question, and I was noticing a lot of questions deal with pigments and pigmentation. Searching for color will bring up plenty, but some ...
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All questions relating to tag not shown?

When I search for the tag "conservation-biology" the preview states that 5 questions are using the tag ("conservation-biology × 5"). However, when I go to the tag site only one question is shown, and ...
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How should the first clause of a tag wiki be formatted?

There are a lot of tag wikis that start with some variation on "The study of / a discipline that", "Questions related to / questions about", or "[tag] refers to / deals with / is /". It seems to me ...
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Drugs or Pharmacology

drugs and pharmacology are both in use currently and both have tag wiki summaries. Personally I think they're synonyms in the context they are being used - should we jettison one and keep the other, ...
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Renaming the tag human-biology to humans

The tag human-biology seems a bit redundant to me, as everthing on this site is about biology. I propose to rename it to just humans, to bring it in line with all the other tags on the site. Please ...
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Medicine as a tag

medicine has 7 questions and doesn't really add anything to the categorisation of any of them. More specific tags could easily be applied to all of them, therefore I'm inclined to burninate it. Can ...
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Should there be a tag named “human ear”?

I have asked two questions related to hearing and missed human-ear and sound, I accept that sound would be more like physics but human ear or ear should be there.
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Junk-DNA Tag proposal

Quoting @hippietrail Would anyone like to add junk-dna and/or noncoding-dna (or should that be non-coding-dna tags? I barely have enough rep here to breathe (-: I would like to have a tag of ...
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Merging bioinformatics and computational-biology tags

There doesn't seem to be any difference between how bioinformatics and computational-biology are used, I would propose to merge those tags. Is there any argument against this? Which one should be the ...
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Chemical Biology vs. Biochemistry tag

biochemistry (53 questions) should have the following as a synonym: chemical-biology (2 questions) and maybe biological-chemistry as some departments like to call it
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Neuroscience or Neurology

When tagging a question I was going to chose neurology - using the 'ology' as previously discussed but neuroscience is the preferred choice at present. Would anyone object to renaming neuroscience ...
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Should there be an [experimental-procedure] tag?

We already have experimental-design. However there are a lot of questions that don't seem to fit that tag but would all be united by something along the lines of experimental-procedure. For example: ...
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Distinction between DNA sequencing and genome sequencing

Should the tags dna-sequencing and genome-sequencing be listed as synonyms? On one hand, genome sequencing is only one of ...
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Using well known tags or the 'ologies'

When considering previously tagged birds and fish that I have renamed to their respective 'ologies' (ornithology and ichthyology) in order to match the format of the 38 other ologies. I feel that ...
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How do I merge tags or propose to merge tags?

I'm looking at various tags right now and I think that some tags, for instance "gene-expression" and "protein-expression", should be merged. How would I go about doing this?
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Conflicted use of the learning tag

When looking at the learning tag, three questions are regarding the learning of biology as a science whereas one is using learning in the ethology sense. Clearly these two should be split up but ...
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Preferred tag for Aging

Currently aging,senescence and gerontology are all in use covering pretty much the same questions. This seems redundant, so I'm intending to merge them into one tag in the near future. Does anyone ...
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Should all questions tagged “enzymes” be tagged “proteins”?

It seems many SE sites have some sort of concept of what I call "sub-tags", but it seems to be slightly different for this site as one tag literally is a subset of another. Granted, I know that there ...
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Better tag than “immunology” for immunocytochemistry et al?

So, a question of mine: Recommended applications for commercial antibodies was edited to add the immunology tag. I'm all in favour of improving the tagging (my ...

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