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Why isn't the mRNA in covid-19 vaccines taken up by all types of cells?

I'm familiar with the basic principles by which the moderna/pfizer vaccines work. I'm confused about how the vaccines are able to make sure that mRNA is only taken up by dendritic cells. If mRNA is ...
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Effects of hypophosphatemia on DNA

There is a lot of supportive evidence that its role in ATP results in much of the clinical manifestation of hypophosphatemia, but I was wondering about the other roles where Phosphate is an important ...
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What if we replace the DNA in stem cells with ours and we place the cells inside damaged organs to heal them?

I don't know a lot about stem cells or if a person's DNA could affect them in such a manner that if a person would have a damaged limb or organ, it would make it grow back with stem cell treatment.
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Interesting data from stool/poop

I'm interested in getting personal health data from unusual sources. What are some surprising things you can learn from your stool/fecal material, e.g. regarding: Gut flora Digestive health ...
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What is a good way to preserve an already-collected blood sample for future genomic DNA sequencing?

I'd like to have complete genomic DNA sequencing done at some point in the future (weeks or months from now) on some samples taken last week. These samples are standard clinical blood draws (EDTA ...
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Hair analysis for a fictional story

I am writing something where hair is used as evidence. The hair sample was found on a crime scene, but there isn't a lot of it - two, three hairs tops. One would be best. What I need to happen is that ...
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Pedigree disease risk calculation IRL - how difficult/expensive?

The probability of a child being affected by genetic diseases like Spinal muscular atrophy or Canavan disease (and many other) depends solely on the parents being carriers of such disease. Suppose ...