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Fluorescent Tags Help Scientists Solve Mystery Of Human DNA Replication
2013-04-02 05:24:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists at Penn State University have discovered how a vital step in the human DNA replication process — the loading of molecular structures known as sliding clamps onto DNA molecules — is performed. The researchers say their work, the results of which were published in Tuesday´s edition of the journal eLife, will help uncover some of the mystery surrounding this crucial part of the chemical replication...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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