Long-time OSS user/admin, intermediate coder - I heart python. Master of Science in Molecular Medicine, many years' experience in biotech working with antibodies and cell-based assays. Science and computer geek. Dad.
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I sometimes call my guinea pig (also known as a cavy) "Pigimal", which is short for "Piggy Animal." Now you know.
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