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Life with DNA

Elephants have some amazing genes. We all are aware that abnormal growth is often linked to cancer. People who are abnormally tall tend to be at a higher risk of cancer but the same is not true for elephants. Elephants are huge and live a long life and yet they …

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Among the different types of mental and emotional disorders, the obsessive compulsive disorder is a very common one. There are a lot of people having this disorder and they are unsure what they want to do with their lives. Although it is known that this disorder is because of the …

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Durian is Asia’s “King of Fruits”, a tropical fruit delicacy popular for its pungent smell. Naturally, scientists were curious about durian’s absurd smell. With that, the Singaporean scientists and some international collaborators set on understanding this particular fruit’s entire genetic makeup. And, so far, they succeeded. They …

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Are you curious why dogs are friendly? Scientists say it is in their DNA. Dogs are friendly in nature and that very nature is maybe the reason why they became a part of people’s lives. Dogs are a distant cousin of the wolves, their wild counterparts. The canis lupus …

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Gene expression is a process of converting the DNA into other useful products for the survival of the cell. Commonly, gene expression gives instruction to our DNA to be converted into a more functional product like proteins. The information in our DNA is converted into another instruction for making protein …

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