By: Virginia Gaces
Ribonucleic Acid or RNA is an important component of all living organisms. Vital cellular growth and functions would not be able to take place without the RNA.RNA is composed of four (4) different nucleotides which contain the sugar ribose. It has also a phosphate...
The diverse functions of RNA
By: Perry McCarney
DNA is often referred to as the "Blueprints of Life". If we expand on this analogy, it would be quite reasonable to say that RNA is the construction crew. Just like the construction crew for a house would be varied, consisting of builders, laborers, electricians...
DNA points the way in biological identifications
By: Anne StClair
DNA is nature's finest fingerprint and can be used to identify individuals, to identify how individuals of a species are related to other individuals, and to identify how species are related to each other.WHAT IS DNA?DNA is found in every living thing, and...
By: Janet Grischy
The universe is inconceivably vast. Anything can happen here. Therefore it is quite possible that there are lifeforms somewhere not based on DNA. Of course, given the vast coldness of the universe, life may be spread thin, so it is unlikely we will ever meet...
Why DNA is the molecule responsible for inheritable traits
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
DNA is the molecule present in every cell of a living organism and is comprised of individual molecules known as nucleotides. The nucleotides are strung together to form very long strand of DNA that clump together and form chromosomes. Along these strings of nucleotides are...
Useful tools for bioinformatics
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
There are a number of really useful bioinformatics tools freely available on the Internet. While many commercial products exist that may be more complete or provide extra tools, they are often expensive and do not justify the cost with their added benefits. Below is a...
By: Darian Peters
Bioinformatics is an area of molecular biology that involves the use of information technology to support the work in the area. One significant area is that of databases, for the storing and manipulation of the biological data. Other areas include the use of algorithms and...
How 99.9% of any one person's DNA is exactly the same as any other person regardless of ethnicity or race
By: Angela Johnson - 491122
There is only a 1.6% difference in your DNA and that of a Chimpanzee. Human ethnicities have traditionally been defined by their phenotypes, or physical appearance. Though there are thousands of possible phenotypes for skin color, hair, skeletal structure, and any other physical aspect...
What is bioinformatics?
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Bioinformatics is the use of current techniques in information technology and computer science to process and analyze biological data. It's a part of the larger field of computational biology and is most noted for its use in the analysis of molecular biology. A good example...
How humans are descended from sponges
By: Jeffrey Graf
With the advent of new molecular biology techniques, including bioinformatics, scientists have new ways to determine relatedness between organisms. Even if two organisms have no readily apparent comparable features at the macro level, scientists can analyze DNA sequences and protein family function to look for...

 

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