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tempodivalse 13:43, 30 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Swine Flu edit

I left a message on your article's talk page. Xavexgoem (talk) 17:03, 1 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I added some English sourcing citations to the article, but I couldn't verify the state specific facts you added to the article such as the paragraph beginning "Genetic diversity" "Although West African" and I searched for this quotation as well "With a drop of saliva we would be able to tell whether to prescribe a medication or not" to no avail. Perhaps this is in the image I cannot open large enough to read. The rest is verifiable.

Can you make some sentences shorter or one long one into two perhaps...Like this one starting..."During the ceremony" place the facts in time order and in two sentences, and it will read smoother. The lead sentence could stop at "genomic medicine " With the rest being another sentence in the next paragraph. Reduce the length of any other long sentences and pop me a message about the above, and it is good.

It is interesting the facts about how large the research ie 10 states but only 6 states made it into the database, and 4 amerindian populations but only again 1 being compiled. It doesn't state why anywhere but I wonder why. SriMesh | talk 01:51, 15 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am getting some questions answered about Peer reviewing but I did a partial one, and when I have answers, will know how to continue. Good work BTW SriMesh | talk 05:12, 15 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well I passed the article, but reviewed the paragraphs which I couldn't review, as I cannot open the journal to verify unfortunately. I left a note on the talk page if anyone else can open the journal - to verify, then the info can be re-entered. SriMesh | talk 16:32, 15 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! I'm just sending you a courtesy notice that the above article, which you wrote, has been requested for deletion by user:Brianmc at the deletion requests page. If you're interested in having the article kept, then you may make a comment at WN:DR. Thanks, Tempodivalse [talk] 13:35, 17 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]