Talk:Molecular biology

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Will finish up after lunch.--TimS 11:56, 9 May 2007 (EDT)

As I said on Mr. Schlafly's talk page, this topic has nothing to do with evolution. --Ed Poor 11:58, 9 May 2007 (EDT)
Ed, I would disagree. Who do you think studies the protein links and conserved sequences of organisms? While an undergrad I was assigned to a group of environmental biologists studying different species of plants and animals in the rainforest. My job was to work out the genomic similarities of the organisms and determine their relationship based on protein similarity. Molecular biology is often used this way for categorization of animals and plants on a molecular level. It is also used for the determination of molecular ancestry. So yes Molecular Biology does have much to do with evolution, not to mention many of the principles of molecular biology are based on evolutionary theory.
This is all beside the point, this article is supposed to be based on Molecular Biology as a science, not its basis for evolution. I am trying to keep it to the point without getting into an ideology issue. Now I am really going to lunch, wife just called...--TimS 12:08, 9 May 2007 (EDT)

Thanks for this excellent portal page. Now we need to start writing about the various concepts. I'm particularly interested in the biochemistry of living cells, e.g., what's a membrane and how does it work? How are amino acids synthesized (naturally, I mean)? "Is Looking-glass milk good to drink?" (i.e., stereochemistry) What do proteins, antibodies and genes do? What are chromosomes, and why should I care about them? --Ed Poor 14:44, 9 May 2007 (EDT)

No problem, I will clear some of it up, the format bothers me some but it just needs the facts. I will work through the other stuff during the next few weeks. Sterile and I were talking today about carbohydrates and the biochemistry articles. We would like to format them so that navigation would be easier for the topics. I think Sterile would be better for the stereochemistry, it has been a long time since I worked on something that involved stereochemistry. I can handle the synthesis and metabolisms of the biochemistry articles, must say they would be similar to the gene expression page.--TimS 15:15, 9 May 2007 (EDT)