DNA

DNA Date

A dating agency called ScientificMatch offers its clients the service of finding their chemically, physically, and genetically correct partners. ScientificMatch bases its matchmaking on scientific studies which have shown that opposites really do attract. It aims to find matches who ...

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Scientists Create Synthesized DNA

Scientists Create Synthesized DNA

DNA, which provides the genetic code for everything from bacteria to blue whales, is composed of combinations of just four units, or bases. Floyd Romesberg, a chemist at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, along with his team of ...

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Fat Gene Discovered

Fat Gene Discovered

Researchers at William Harvey Research Institute and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in London took part in an international consortium aimed at discovering new genetic variants that manipulate fat mass, weight, and the risk of obesity. The researchers’ ...

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The Other Meaning of ‘Computer Science’

The Other Meaning of ‘Computer Science’

If scientific research programs were movies, computers would always be cast as the sidekick: essential to the plot’s progress, but always serving the main character’s goals and motivations. Created by scientists and engineers, computers labor tirelessly to perform all the ...

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Electronic Structure of DNA Revealed

Electronic Structure of DNA Revealed

Utilizing a technique that combines low temperature measurements and theoretical calculations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists have revealed for the first time the electronic structure of single DNA molecules. This development could advance the creation of future DNA based computers ...

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What Makes All the Difference

In the passing year more than ever before, researchers have come to realize how genetically different we are from each other. Technological advancements have led to significant improvements in genome-sequencing abilities, and as a result – to better understanding of ...

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Nanofibers to Create Self-Cleaning Windows

Nanofibers to Create Self-Cleaning Windows

A group of Ohio State University scientists, headed by Dr. Arthur J. Epstein, found that fibers of different heights and diameters can be used to engineer materials with different properties. The scientists also discovered how exposing the fibers to different ...

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The Genome’s Switches

Scientists in California have discovered a DNA sequence that turns on and off gene expression in the cell. The human genome is a very long molecule composed of repetitions of the four nucleic acids (coded by the letters A, T, ...

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Genome of a Single Man Sequenced

Genome of a Single Man Sequenced

Craig Venter, the man who first sequenced the human genome, has now sequenced his own genome. This is the first time a single person’s genome has been sequenced. The genomic sequence can tell a lot about a person, for instance ...

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Shedding Light on Blindness

Shedding Light on Blindness

Stem cells are at the forefront of medical research and incite some of the most controversial ethical and religious debates worldwide. While regarded by many top scientists as the Holy Grail of medicine, others consider embryonic stem-cell research sacrilegious. Recent ...

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