News tagged with dna sequences

What do we really know about Dino DNA?

Ever since finding that soft tissue can preserve in dinosaur fossils, paleontologist Mary Schweitzer has been asked the "Jurassic Park" question – will we ever be able to find original dinosaur DNA? And if so, could we ...

dateMar 24, 2016 in Biotechnology
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A new way to discover DNA modifications

DNA is made from four nucleosides, each known by its own letter—A, G, C, and T. However, since the structure of DNA was deciphered in 1953, scientists have discovered several other variants that are often added to the DNA ...

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Curing disease by repairing faulty genes

The genome-editing technique known as CRISPR allows scientists to clip a specific DNA sequence and replace it with a new one, offering the potential to cure diseases caused by defective genes. For this potential to be realized, ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Biotechnology
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