I see that this site is focused on sequencing and genomics. I'm wondering if other fields that combine computations and biology are on-topic. Such as:
- molecular dynamics simulations,
- analyzing 3d macromolecular structures (from PDB),
These communities, from what I see, use primarily mailing lists to ask questions. More than a year ago there was a proteomics.SE proposal (that didn't make it like most of the proposals). I remember because at the same time I was proposing crystallography.SE. I tried hard to convince crystallographers, in particular developers of computational methods in macromolecular crystallography, to join it. Of course we were far from making it and it was just a waste of time. I read the Robert's post about chances that bioinformatics.SE will not get out of the private beta. Maybe widening the scope (to bioinformatics in the broad meaning of this word) would help?