Do microbes space station

People have very different ideas about the number and danger of microflora in space stations. Someone thinks that there is sterile, and who believe in horror stories about the fungi that almost ate the station “Mir” and the microorganisms-mutants that infected astronauts. The reality, of course, is between these extremes, but towards which pole it is closer?
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Do microbes space station

People have very different ideas about the number and danger of microflora in space stations. Someone thinks that there is sterile, and who believe in horror stories about the fungi that almost ate the station “Mir” and the microorganisms-mutants that infected astronauts. The reality, of course, is between these extremes, but towards which pole it is closer?
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[Sandbox] Submarine in the steppes of Informatics biology

Bioinformatics is rapidly gaining popularity and is transformed from a refuge for the geeks in the well-known well-established discipline. I think most readers Geektimes with confidence can tell that a rabbit is not only a valuable fur and 3-4 kilograms of dietary meat, but also 44 chromosomes, a wide variety of proteins, mechanisms of transcription and translation and what not. I’m also unlikely to surprise anyone if I say that all this is possible to examine and analyse not only standing in a white robe with a microscope in a sterile lab, but lying on the couch with the laptop, sipping something Scottish on the rocks. But that knowledge usually do not go. I decided to try to fix this mistake and make a short tour in bioinformatics looks like from the inside from a practical point of view, based on my experience.

In this article, I will collect the questions that he asked three years ago, when he was still a student of the faculty of mathematics and will try to answer them.
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