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Should we create tags for popular animal models used for study? e.g fruit-flies

Q1: Should we create tags for popular animal models used for study? I think the use of some animal specific tags could attract answers from that animal expert. This would allow an expert of the ...
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Arthropod tag - rename and use

While trying to tag this question which essentially asks for possible arthropods laying such stalked eggs I found two tags arthropod and entomology. Three questions are tagged arthropod and there ...
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Initial portion of some tag wiki excerpts is getting cut off

I've noticed that on a handful of tag wikis, the initial portions are missing, even though they are reflected on the tag wiki page itself. In the tags list: On the tag wiki page:
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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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Regarding [biofilm] and [extra-cellular-matrix]

I have just created the extra-cellular-matrix tag, because it best describes my question. Besides, even the basal lamina alone is important enough to warrant a tag, ...
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Tag suggestion: ImageJ

ImageJ can be a powerful tool for biologists in almost any fields. I've got a few imageJ questions that don't really fall under any particular tags we have going here like 'lab techniques' and I'm ...
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Tag suggestion: forward/reverse genetics

I think it would be helpful to have forward-genetics and reverse-genetics tags. These are well-known concepts used informatively by researchers. They are more fine-grained than ...
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Asking a Microtaxonomy question

I am interested in the Species Problems that work well with Homo Sapiens as the concept is used by the Wikipedia Article A book by Ernst Mayr says that Microtaxonomy is the study of Species and the ...
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Tag suggestion for "gerontology" or "anti-aging"

According to Wikipedia, Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging. It is distinguished from geriatrics, which is the branch of medicine that studies the ...
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Tag suggestion for "extraterrestrial"

See the following questions relating to this tag: https://biology.stackexchange.com/search?q=extraterrestrial Which are in example: What would need to be discovered to prove there is ...
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Communication tag

I think a communication tag could be of use on this site. By "communication" I mean the way of living things to "talk" to one another by producing sounds, making gestures or posing, whatever can be ...
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Synonyme tags `sterilization`/`sterilisation`

I just noticed that there are the tags sterilisation× 14 Sterilization: any process that eliminates or kills all forms of life and other biological agents present ...
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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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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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Tag suggestion for "consciousness"

Consciousness according to Wikipedia: At one time consciousness was viewed with skepticism by many scientists, but in recent years it has become a significant topic of research in psychology, ...
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What is the problem with breasts?

Until a few minutes ago, Biology SE had questions with the tag breasts. Then, a moderator swiftly orphaned the tag by editing the following questions in quick succession: What controls the size of ...
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Can we have a tag for "nurturing"?

As per the subject line - it's (very) applicable to my question here (and, I'm sure, many others), but isn't available!
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Should there be a writing tag or similar?

All biologists have to write on biology (papers, thesis etc), and use words and conventions that are unfamiliar to those outside of the subject. Other stack exchanges have created tags like writing or ...
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Add a tag for scientific names

A tag for scientific names would be helpful. It would be appropriate for the first question I asked here. Please add it?

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