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I couldn't help but notice a number of questions in the past week or so supposedly from University researchers in the technical field of Bioinformatics/Genomics. At least they were asking questions about DNA. Unfortunately, most of these threads seem to be dominating the "worst nodes of the week" page. For example:

Now, I'm an ignoramus in these fields but I expected that if you were a researcher in such fields you would be really, really smart with an ability to learn new things quickly. Unfortunately, what I've observed in the above threads is the exact opposite. Moreover, university researchers are expected to publish papers, so I would have expected sound written English skills, which are also conspicuously absent from the above threads. Is it that they are so short of people in these fields that almost anyone can do it? Or maybe these questions are from B-grade students masquerading as researchers? I used to have enormous respect for such researchers but now I'm really surprised, confused and saddened. So if anyone has a plausible explanation, especially a monk who is a Bioinformatics/Genomics researcher, I'd love to hear it.

Update 18 May: another barrage from supriyoch_2008:

And a new player anisha3:

And a new player RRK:

In reply to Some recent DNA threads by eyepopslikeamosquito

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