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Latest Nucleobase Stories

2010-06-15 00:38:24

For scientists attempting to understand how the building blocks of RNA originated on Earth, guanine -- the G in the four-letter code of life -- has proven to be a particular challenge.

2009-06-10 14:25:00

A team of researchers at The Scripps Research Institute and other institutions has discovered a new way by which DNA repairs itself, a process that is critical to the protection of the genome, and integral to prevention of cancer development.

2008-06-17 15:00:13

A British-led study has confirmed for the first time that an important component of early genetic material is extraterrestrial in origin.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.