News tagged with dna molecules

Metabolic errors can spell doom for DNA

Many critical cell functions depend on a class of molecules called purines, which form half of the building blocks of DNA and RNA, and are a major component of the chemicals that store a cell’s energy. Cells keep tight ...

dateJan 31, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Engineering artificial cells (w/ Video)

Engineers like to make things that work. And if one wants to make something work using nanoscale components—the size of proteins, antibodies, and viruses—mimicking the behavior of cells is a good place to start since ...

dateFeb 24, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Training your robot the PaR-PaR way

Teaching a robot a new trick is a challenge. You can't reward it with treats and it doesn't respond to approval or disappointment in your voice. For researchers in the biological sciences, however, the future training of ...

dateOct 23, 2012 in Robotics
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