Quora is a question-and-answer site. You can view all my contributions here; selected highlights are listed below. I encourage you to check out the other answers submitted for each question, too!
Cancer: What are the most common misconceptions about cancer?
Medical Research: When the cure for cancer is discovered, what happens to all of the research centers whose purpose was looking for a cure for cancer?
Cancer: What’s more responsible for the increased incidence of cancer as we age: the failing of our immune system to detect and eliminate the incipient cancers, or the dysregulation of tumor-supressor genes and oncogenes?
Cancer: What is the most elementary form of life in which cancer occurs?
Cancer: What is the difference between “cause cancer” and “increase the risk of cancer”?
Cancer: What is the best drug?
Biology: What prevents Herceptin from binding to HER2 receptors in regular, non-cancerous cells?
Cancer: What possible causes of lung cancer are there besides smoking?
Cancer Research: Are there any health supplements whose intake has been shown to cause cancer or other diseases?
Other Scientific Subjects
Animal Behaviour (Ethology): Why can’t animals learn human languages?
Anthropology: Do phylogenetic studies of humans suggest that there were selective sweeps associated with the adoption of agriculture?
Biology: How do cells know when to stop dividing?
Biology: What is the single most important gene in the human body, and why?
Biology: Why is it that chimpanzees have 99% the same DNA as humans, yet the one percent distinguishes us to such a degree?
Cells (biology): How does a cell know which genes to use?
DNA: How did DNA replace RNA during evolution?
Epigenetics: How do you sequence the epigenome when histone tail acetylation is involved?
Evolutionary Biology: Why do all living creatures have DNA?
Evolutionary Biology: Is natural selection a result of mutation? If yes, then why are these two considered to be different basic mechanisms in the explanation of evolution?
Genetics and Heredity: Why do bands appear on chromosomes where they appear?
Virology: What are some of the most amazing mind-blowing facts about viruses?
About Scientific Research
Scientific Research: What is the initial incentive for a scientist to do research?
Genomics: What should I study in college if I want to get a job in genomics. Do I have to get a PhD? What could I expect as salary right out of college?
Crowdfunding: What if rejected grant proposals were automatically put on crowd funding websites? Do you think this is feasible or a good idea?
Jokes: What’s the funniest science-based joke you know?
Best of X: What are the best puns that you made up?