articles tagged: dna
a key, evolving molecule by any other name…
# evolution

a key, evolving molecule by any other name…

Believe it or not, DNA is not the only hereditary molecule out there. In fact, it's one of many molecules that could form the backbone of gene pools.

fusing biology and computer science?
# science

fusing biology and computer science?

According to biology pioneer J. Craig Venter, the first step to personalized medicine and new tools to fight cancer are faster computers.

this dna can, and will be used against you
# science

this dna can, and will be used against you

University of Akron wants its employees' DNA sample for a GATTACA-style future, opening a Pandora's box of legal and ethical concerns.

why your dna is nothing like a database
# science

why your dna is nothing like a database

Your DNA contains useful information that's read and translated, but comparing it to a computer database profoundly misses the point.

does this chromosome come in a bigger size?
# science

does this chromosome come in a bigger size?

A human DNA strand has 3 billion base pairs. Your cell nucleus is 0.1 cubic millimeter. How does your genome fit?

aging: genes vs. the environment
# science

aging: genes vs. the environment

Well, the good news is that there might not be an aging gene. The bad news is that there might not be an aging genes.

oh my, what lovely genes you have
# oddities

oh my, what lovely genes you have

Brace yourself for a whole new level of personal artwork. The subject? What makes you, you.