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A pair of complementary bases (chemical units that form DNA) in a double-stranded nucleic acid molecule. In DNA, the base adenine (A) always pairs with thymine (T) and the base cytosine (C) always pairs with guanine (G). In RNA, adenine (A) pairs with uracil (U) instead of thymine (T).

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Complete human genome sequenced after 20 years 7 June 2021 News
Base editing offers hope for child ageing disease 11 January 2021 News
Faster cancer diagnosis achieved by new DNA sequencing method 7 December 2020 News
Podcast Review: DNA and Me 7 December 2020 Review
A Nobel for CRISPR genome editing – and for women scientists 2 November 2020 Comment
'Single gene' condition risk influenced by genetic background 24 August 2020 News
Event Review: Unravelling the Double Helix 12 August 2019 Review
Shark DNA may hold clues to human cancer treatment 25 February 2019 News
A different CRISPR enzyme may make genome editing sharper 6 August 2018 News
UC Berkeley to gain two US CRISPR patents 18 June 2018 News
With great genomic data comes great responsibility 11 June 2018 Comment
New DNA structure found in human cells 30 April 2018 News
What next for genome editing? Politics and the public 15 January 2018 Comment
New advance in DNA base editing tools 30 October 2017 News
Podcast Review: Naked Genetics - Exposing the Contents of Your Genes 9 October 2017 Review
Highly sensitive CRISPR diagnostic tool created 24 April 2017 News
Complete synthetic yeast organism almost a reality 13 March 2017 News
Scientists hold 'secret' meeting on creating synthetic human genome 23 May 2016 News
CRISPR upgrade promises single-letter gene editing 25 April 2016 News
Vegetarian populations carry metabolic mutation 4 April 2016 News
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