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Why do we need a SynBio.SE when we already have Bio.SE, Bioinformatics.SE and researchgate?

My take on this is two-fold: First, SynBio is an extremely cross-disciplinary pursuit. This means that often the answer to a question doesn't fall into a category neatly. For example, my answer to ...
jakebeal's user avatar
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8 votes

Do we only want to “discuss the finer points of the language”?

Adopting the new wording for German Lanugage SE, I propose as a new wording of the target audience: linguists, teachers, and students of all levels who want to share and expand their knowledge of ...
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5 votes

Is there any interest in an "Acting" site?

The best way to see if there's enough interest is to make a proposal. Go ahead, you can do it right now! Share it with people you know, and other people from the Stack Exchange network will also see ...
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2 votes

Why do we need a SynBio.SE when we already have Bio.SE, Bioinformatics.SE and researchgate?

I'd like to add to the other answers a comparison with "Ask Ubuntu SE" and "Unix SE". There has been discussion for years on whether these two Stackexchanges should be merged, as ...
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2 votes

Why do we need a SynBio.SE when we already have Bio.SE, Bioinformatics.SE and researchgate?

To me it's because in platforms like SE you can not cover al chemistry nor biology in a single place. In the information era we would like to filter and focus our attention in delimited fields, like ...
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2 votes

Starting new versus joining and supporting existing beta community

The Area 51 FAQ page answers the question: Should my idea be part of an existing site, or its own site? In general, if a site makes sense as part of a bigger site, it's better to have one big ...
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