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DNA falls apart when you pull it

DNA falls apart when you pull it with a tiny force: the two strands that constitute a DNA molecule disconnect. Peter Gross of VU University Amsterdam has shown this in his PhD research project. With this research, researchers ...

dateMay 20, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Reading Avatar's DNA

You know when you're watching a pirated film downloaded from the Internet -- there's no mistaking the fuzzy footage, or the guy in the front row getting up for popcorn. Despite the poor quality, pirated video is a serious ...

dateDec 21, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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A new read on DNA sequencing

A new technique for reading the DNA code relies on a fundamental property of matter known as quantum tunneling, which operates at the subatomic scale. The current paper shows that single bases inside a DNA chain can indeed ...

dateNov 14, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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Bees reveal nature-nuture secrets

The nature-nurture debate is a "giant step" closer to being resolved after scientists studying bees documented how environmental inputs can modify our genetic hardware. The researchers uncovered extensive molecular differences ...

dateNov 02, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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