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DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the molecule that encodes genetic information. It contains four different chemicals, or bases, known as A, C, G and T. Genes are made of DNA.

Articles using this Glossary Item

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CRISPR upgrade harnesses 'jumping genes' 10 June 2019 News
BioNews 1000: Looking back at the last 20 years, and forward to the next 20 3 June 2019 Comment
DNA study may have implications for mitochondrial donation 3 June 2019 News
The open future of donor conception 3 June 2019 Comment
Looking for genetic relatives in genetic databases is harmful and wrong 20 May 2019 Comment
Native American man's DNA traced back 17,000 years 13 May 2019 News
USA to roll out DNA testing at Mexico border 7 May 2019 News
Dutch fertility doctor fathered 49 children, DNA tests show 29 April 2019 News
US scientists push for mitochondrial donation legalisation 29 April 2019 News
Cancer gene targets found and ranked using CRISPR 15 April 2019 News
Sydney Brenner, geneticist and Nobel laureate, dies aged 92 15 April 2019 News
Low oxygen in womb may harm fertility of future daughters 1 April 2019 News
Health secretary 'massively misinterprets' genetic test results 25 March 2019 News
WHO calls for global human genome editing research registry 25 March 2019 News
DNA damage in neurons repaired during sleep 11 March 2019 News
Dogs offer clue to human sperm decline 11 March 2019 News
China drafts new regulations on 'high risk' biomedical technologies 4 March 2019 News
CRISPR base-editing linked to off-target effects 4 March 2019 News
Extremely rare semi-identical twins identified for second time 4 March 2019 News
Child obesity starts with epigenetic changes in womb 25 February 2019 News
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Events using this Glossary Item

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Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3: PGS and PGD
13 September 2016 6pm (registration), 6.30pm-8.30pm (discussion) Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
The Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event about testing and screening human embryos is taking place TOMORROW EVENING - book NOW. The event will be chaired by Dr Sue Avery, with speakers including Dr Tony Gordon, Dr Christine Patch, James Lawford Davies and Professor Michael Parker...
Practical Biobanking
26 October 2009 Nowgen Centre, 29 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9WU, UK
The 4th Nowgen Centre course on Practical Biobanking...
Genomics of Common Diseases
23 September 2009 Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
The 3rd Wellcome Trust/Nature Genetics conference on the Genomics of Common Diseases...
A Question of Taste: Using Polymerase Chain Reaction to Investigate Human Evolution
20 September 2009 10am-3pm Nowgen Centre, 29 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9WU, UK
A one-day practical workshop for post-16 students, running from September 2009 to July 2010...
The Age of Personalised Genomics
16 September 2009 Rimrock Resort Hotel, 300 Mountain Avenue, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
The 5th International DNA Sampling Conference...
Physics of Cells: From the Edge to the Heart
6 September 2009 Congress Centre, Hotel Zora, Raduća BB, Primošten 22202, Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia
The 1st European Molecular Biology Organisation conference on Cell Biophysics...
From Imprinting to the Epigenome in 25 years
4 September 2009 Lecture Theatre, Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1RD; Kings College, University of Cambridge, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK
An event celebrating the discovery of imprinting in mammals 25 years ago...
Techniques and Applications of Molecular Biology
13 July 2009 Department of Biological Sciences, Gibbet Hill Campus, Gibbet Hill Road, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
A course for those who wish to develop their understanding of genetic engineering techniques...
Microarray and Deep Sequencing Based Profiling Approaches: The Technological Evolution Continues
9 July 2009 9am-4.30pm BioPark, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 3AX, UK
An event addressing currently available DNA research tools...