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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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Newly discovered DNA repair mechanism

Tucked within its double-helix structure, DNA contains the chemical blueprint that guides all the processes that take place within the cell and are essential for life. Therefore, repairing damage and maintaining the integrity ...

dateOct 04, 2010 in Medical research
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Scientists find genes related to body mass

Johns Hopkins scientists who specialize in unconventional hunts for genetic information outside nuclear DNA sequences have bagged a weighty quarry — 13 genes linked to human body mass. The experiments screened the so-called ...

dateSep 15, 2010 in Genetics
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