Given Unlimited Resources, What Would Be Your Dream Experiment?
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Here is kind of a fun question: (mods feel free to move this post if you feel it doesn't belong here)

Let's say there are technologies available to fully sequence genomes/transcriptomes/whatever with extremely high accuracy and completeness. You are given enough resources to do whatever you want (within reason), what would be your dream experiment/project?

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Will 4.5k

Measure the expression level of every gene in every tissue in every individual for their entire lifetime.

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I would add polymorphisms and regulatory regions to that :)

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If you did RNA-seq you'd get that info too :)

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I would also add some characteristics such as age, weight, size, hair color, eye color........ to infinity and beyond.

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The same as now but with the 3 "R" rule: Replicates, Replicates and Replicates!!

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++++1

This is so true, and yet so quickly forgotten when planning an experience... ;-)

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Mary 11k

I would take a small island of some sort--probably with a lighthouse--and sample everything I could. Tide pools, soil, every plant, every animal, every lichen, every mold, anything I could grab a sample. And catalog the whole thing.

Of course, I'd have to live on the island.

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I would go to Australia for that :-) Very nice place to study evolution!

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That's a cool idea too :)

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