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6th dna base
2015-05-05 12:07:18

Recent studies published in the journal CELL have all reached a similar conclusion: DNA in eukaryotes may contain a sixth DNA base.

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
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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