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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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Genetics of the fetus and placenta control developmental abnormalities 10 May 2021 News
PARP inhibitor is most effective in ovarian cancer patients with DNA repair mutations 10 May 2021 News
Retron genome editing approach is faster and easier than CRISPR 10 May 2021 News
Sensing changes in DNA structure implicated in disease 10 May 2021 News
Ageing impairs critical final egg maturation stage 4 May 2021 News
CRISPR genome editing corrects a Duchenne muscular dystrophy deletion mutation in mice 4 May 2021 News
New algorithm developed to improve personalised cancer therapy 4 May 2021 News
New sequencing method for studying genetic changes in any human tissue 4 May 2021 News
Podcast Review: A Brief History of CRISPR – How we learned to edit the genome 4 May 2021 Review
New CRISPR-based gene therapy for single-gene conditions 26 April 2021 News
Sorry mate, you're a monkey… 26 April 2021 Comment
TV Review: The One 26 April 2021 Review
Making embryos: a new way? 19 April 2021 Comment
Mitochondrial genes in fat tissues work poorly in obesity 19 April 2021 News
New genetic drug target for treatment resistant colorectal cancer 19 April 2021 News
No growth or development differences for children conceived via IVF 19 April 2021 News
Novel CRISPR approach uses an on-off switch for epigenome editing 19 April 2021 News
Researchers warn of unintended effects from CRISPR genome editing 19 April 2021 News
CRISPR gene therapy for sickle cell disease approved by the FDA 12 April 2021 News
How should mitochondrial donation operate in Australia? 12 April 2021 Comment
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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...