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2014-05-23 11:13:49

In the Lewis Carroll classic, Through the Looking Glass, Humpty Dumpty states, "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."

2011-10-14 09:42:18

Human genes are preferentially encoded by codons that are less likely to be mistranscribed (or "misread") into a STOP codon.

2011-09-22 11:12:46

A strain of genetically enhanced bacteria developed by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies may pave the way for new synthetic drugs and new ways of manufacturing medicines and biofuels.

2011-07-15 07:21:10

New tools have been revealed for rewriting the code of life.

2011-05-31 16:00:56

Excessive noise is not the only thing that causes damage to hearing.

2010-10-13 13:10:31

A research team at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Sheva, Israel has detected a genetic mutation resulting in a progressive disease of severe mental retardation and epilepsy beginning at infancy.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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