User talk:George Church

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Archon X Prize[edit]

You recently changed the entry from "no more than one error in every 10,000 bases sequenced" to "no more than one error in every 100,000 bases sequenced". I have changed it back based on the competition guidelines from the [official website]. Maybe the website is wrong? If so, feel free to credit me and Wikipedia for discovering the error. Clerks 16:06, 3 January 2007 (UTC)


  • They had been informed of that error (ironically in the error rate rule) a couple of times already. Their PDF guidelines have been correct. Another editor (Frankatca) seems to refixed the wiki entry back to 100,000. (By the way, I am on the Archon X-prize SAB). Thanks, --George Church 02:59, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

WP:COI concern[edit]

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For more details, please read the Conflict of Interest guideline. Thank you. RJASE1 Talk 13:16, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

  • That page has been moved to the corresponding User page, which seems to be the more appropriate place for it.George Church 02:41, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
Dr. Church, once again I advise you not to edit your own Wikipedia article, please. RJASE1 Talk 12:34, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Back in Jan 2006 I was inattentive to the nuanced distinction between a User:George_Church page and a main George_Church page and seconds later when I did notice this, I couldn't figure out how to move it to the User page (and still can't). When the COI and "poorly sourced" comments went up recently, I did edit the Talk page, but no one has responded there, and it seemed adding "reliable sources" would be very burdensome for anyone else to provide (for such an obscure, accidental page). In summary, I'd be delighted if someone wants edit this and/or to move this page to my User page. I'm not comfortable with the COI banner, since it implies that it was intentional and/or ongoing and that I'm not trying to fix the apparent COI. (Please also see my notes to EdJohnston below). Thanks, --George Church 21:05, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Please propose any changes at Talk:George Church, don't make them yourself[edit]

Hello Professor Church. It is best that you leave editing of the article about you to regular editors. If you have new information to provide, please add it at Talk:George Church and wait for someone else to add it to the article for you.

There is also a question about what to do with your User page. There are a number of notable Wikipedians (editors who also famous enough to have articles about themselves), but it is unusual for such a person to have their User page be the same as their article. Please consider changing your User page, User:George Church, to something more brief. Within reason you can put anything on your own User page. (There is a policy at WP:USER).

  • I'd be happy to improve the User page as time permits after we've cleared up the main page issue. --George Church 21:05, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

For an example of a practical way to handle the situation, take a look at User:Felsenst. This is the user page of of the biologist Joe Felsenstein, who also contributes to a number of Wikipedia articles. Your Wikipedia user page can serve a a brief introduction of who you are, and perhaps mention some of the topics you work on (or intend to work on) on Wikipedia.

If you are agreeable to leave the editing to others, someone will probably come along to remove the Conflict of Interest banner from George Church. EdJohnston 17:18, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

  • I am definitely agreeable to that. I'm doubtful, but hopeful that someone will care enough to check/fix the content and remove the COI banner (please see my comments to RJASE1 above). Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks, --George Church 21:05, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

The answer for how it would ideally be done is: you would create a 'George Church' article as a sub-page of your User page, then invite an experienced editor to come along and evaluate it for submission as an article. I don't have any major objection to how your current article reads, but our protocol is very averse to people editing their own. Since your article was actually listed at our conflict of interest noticeboard you don't have to worry that no-one is paying attention! Leave a message at either User_talk:RJASE1 or User_talk:EdJohnston if you would like a change made. I will report back to the noticeboard and see if anyone has further comments on your article. EdJohnston 22:47, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

  • I will definitely follow that protocol. It sounds very reasonable and increases my confidence in WP (which was already quite high). I have no changes at present and look forward to any improvements and/or removal of the COI banner. Thanks, --George Church 23:09, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Dr. Church, I'm going to leave a note with someone experienced with this sort of thing to review the article for neutrality so we can remove the COI tag as quickly as possible. I really appreciate your cooperation in this, and also appreciate any sources you care to provide on the article's talk page, because we all would like to have a well-written, well-sourced, neutral article on you. Thanks again! RJASE1 Talk 02:06, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
      • Professor Church, thank you for your prompt and cooperative replies to our volunteers. As the investigating administrator I consider your article to be sufficiently neutral and well sourced and have removed the conflict of interest template. I hope you'll help improve more of our site's coverage of genetics. You may wish to inform your colleagues about a new service our site offers: Wikipedia:WikiProject Classroom coordination provides advice and guidance to professional educators who incorporate Wikipedia writing assignments into their syllabi. Regards, DurovaCharge! 02:30, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
      • Professor Church, I have one final favor to ask - would you mind providing a photo of yourself for your article? If you upload it and let me know the image name, I'll be happy to add it myself. RJASE1 Talk 02:50, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
  • photo. Thanks, George Church 23:19, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, sir - I added the image and a basic infobox that can be expanded. Thanks again. RJASE1 Talk 00:32, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

James Sherley[edit]

Professor Church,

Thank you for your commitment to keeping the James Sherley article updated and accurate. Chicken Wing 21:50, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

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Image copyright problem with Image:AHL DNA1.GIF[edit]

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This had already been replaced by Image:AHL DNA1.GIF at the time of your (probably partially or fully automatic) note. Thanks, George Church (talk) 13:38, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

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Re: BaldwinBros.jpg[edit]

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I've replaced the single jpg with four tightly spaced jpgs -- with the result looking nearly identical on the wiki page (Baldwin_brothers). I expect that this will be acceptable. George Church (talk) 13:54, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

HLA and coeliac[edit]

Thanks for your edit to coeliac disease. It is now more consistent with my own understanding of the genetics of this disease, but the information you removed has been pushed quite consistently by Pdeitiker (talk · contribs). If you look at Talk:Coeliac disease you will see what I mean. If you have an understanding of the issue, could you kindly weigh in on the talkpage and offer your perspective? JFW | T@lk 08:34, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

My edit didn't really remove any information -- it just rearranged it to make the distinction between gene, allele and haplotype a bit clearer. George Church (talk) 13:35, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Single cell protein[edit]

I was planning to mention this when I made the changes but seem to have forgotten.

I made some changes to your contributions to the article [1] because it could be misinterpreted to mean that yeast are not fungi which I'm sure was not your intention. Having a background in biology myself (albeit a lot lower level then yours), I've some experience with how common it can be be to use such distinctions and simplifications. Sadly I've also some experience (here on wikipedia) with how they can be misintepreted by others, particularly those who are convinced any biologist who mentions animals and humans thinks humans aren't animals in biological terms. These are of course mostly willful misinterpretations but I'm sure you agree reading the earlier version, many people were going to think yeast are not fungi. Of course, they'll probably still think fungi are plants, but we can't fix every misconception :-P

Anyway back to the main point, if you have any alternative suggestions on how to improve the wording, you're welcome to make or propose them. And thanks for your contributions, that article had been a mess for a long while!

Cheers. Nil Einne (talk) 00:22, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

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DIYbio[edit]

Nicely done. Aditya Ex Machina 18:22, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Homologous recombination[edit]

Hi Dr. Church. I've been working to improve the article on Homologous recombination, and recently nominated it for featured article status. Based on your expert knowledge on the subject, I thought to ask your opinion on the state of the article and any areas that need improvement. If you have the time and inclination, any comments can be left at the ongoing nomination here. Thank you, Emw (talk) 01:23, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

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