Molecular genetics
Molecular genetics is the field of biology and genetics that studies the structure and function of genes at a molecular level. Molecular genetics employs the methods of genetics and molecular biology ...
DNA could store all of the world's data in a single room!
DNA could store all of the world's data in a single room!
The SOMATID - a Pleomorphic, Ultra-microsopic Subcellular Living and Reproducing Entity
THE SOMATID, a subcellular living and reproducing entity, which many scientists believe is the precursor of DNA and may be the building block of all terrestrial life.
Cancer cure: Promising new gene therapy drug reprograms immune cells to kill cancer
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND— A panel of experts advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has unanimously recommended the approval of a new cancer drug from pharmaceutical giant Novartis. The drug wo...
One million movies are stored in this vial of water
One million movies are stored in this vial of water
6-Letter DNA!
Scientists have created living bacteria with two extra letters of genetic code, nicknamed X, and Y for short. Help me make Sciencium: http://ve42.co/JoinUs F...
DNA Nobel Prize Winner Francis Crick Says our genes Were Planted Here By Aliens Directed Panspermia
Ever hear of Panspermia? It's an idea from Nobel Prize winner Francis Crick. He wrote in the book 'Life Itself', that given how complicated the DNA molecule ...
(RARE) Interview with James Watson and Francis Crick
DNA Interview with James Watson and Francis Crick
First Human Treated With CRISPR Gene-Edited Cells In China, Report Says
For the first time, a cancer patient is being treated with cells altered using a gene editing technique called CRISPR-Cas9.
DNA In London Grave May Help Solve Mysteries Of The Great Plague
Scientists can use samples from skeletons’ teeth to answer lingering questions about the Black Death.
DNA Surprise! Giraffes Are Four Species, Not One
The long-necked mammal has long been thought of as a single species. But that's a tall tale, new research shows.
A Newly Made RNA Strand Bolsters Ideas About How Life On Earth Began
RNA molecule is able to synthesize other RNAs, a feat believed central to the origin of life
Unique Zika Case Of Utah Caregiver Under Investigation
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health authorities in Utah are investigating a unique case of Zika found in a person who had been caring for a relative who had an unusually high level of the virus in his blood.
Scientists Conclude That Octopus DNA Is NOT From This World!
A new study has led researchers to conclude that Octopuses have Alien DNA. Their genome shows a never-before-seen level of complexity with a staggering 33,000 protein-coding genes identified, more tha...
Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why You Only Get Mitochondrial DNA From Your Mum
Your relatives probably can’t stop talking about how much you look like your mum or your dad, but the truth is, while you might have gotten your dad’s eyes, you carry more of your mother’s genes than ...
Genetic code
The genetic code is the set of rules by which information encoded within genetic material (DNA or mRNA sequences) is translated into proteins by living cells. Biological decoding is accomplished by th...
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Gene expression
Gene expression is the process by which information from a gene is used in the synthesis of a functional gene product. These products are often proteins, but in non-protein coding genes such as transf...
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DNA replication
DNA replication is the process of producing two identical replicas from one original DNA molecule. This biological process occurs in all living organisms and is the basis for biological inheritance. ...
DNA repair
DNA repair is a collection of processes by which a cell identifies and corrects damage to the DNA molecules that encode its genome. In human cells, both normal metabolic activities and environmental f...
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Gene therapy
Gene therapy is the use of nucleic acid polymers as a drug to treat disease by therapeutic delivery into a patient's cells, where they are either expressed as proteins, interfere with the expression o...
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Molecular cloning
Molecular cloning is a set of experimental methods in molecular biology that are used to assemble recombinant DNA molecules and to direct their replication within host organisms. The use of the word c...
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Gene mapping
Gene mapping, is "Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome."The essence of all genome mapping is to place a collection of molecular markers ...
Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international scientific research project with the goal of determining the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up human DNA, and of identifying and mapping ...
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Mobile genetic elements
Mobile genetic elements (MGE) are a type of DNA that can move around within the genome. They include:The total of all mobile genetic elements in a genome may be referred to as the mobilome. Barbara Mc...
Geranylgeranylation
Geranylgeranylation is a form of prenylation, which is a post-translational modification of proteins that involves the attachment of one or two 20-carbon lipophilic geranylgeranyl isoprene units from ...
ACGT
Nucleobases are nitrogen-containing biological compounds (nitrogenous bases) found linked to a sugar within nucleosides—the basic building blocks of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (R...
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RNA polymerase
RNA polymerase (RNAP or RNApol), also known as DNA-dependent RNA polymerase, is an enzyme that produces primary transcript RNA. In cells, RNAP is necessary for constructing RNA chains using DNA genes ...
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