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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 editing human embryos - did it work or not? 13 August 2018 News
New class of drug puts cancer cells to sleep 6 August 2018 News
Genetic patterns linked to time in education discovered 30 July 2018 News
DNA damage from CRISPR 'seriously underestimated' 23 July 2018 News
Genome editing and human reproduction: The Nuffield Council on Bioethics' report 23 July 2018 Comment
TV Review: Tyneside's Genetic Pioneers 23 July 2018 Review
NHS will become flagship health service for genomic medicine 9 July 2018 News
Nuts improve sperm quality, antioxidants don't 9 July 2018 News
USA orders DNA tests to reunite separated migrant families 9 July 2018 News
DNA shed by embryos could offer non-invasive testing 5 July 2018 News
Australian Senate endorses mitochondrial donation 2 July 2018 News
Repetitive behaviours in rare form of autism 'edited out' in mice 2 July 2018 News
Book Review: Genetics (a Ladybird Expert book) 25 June 2018 Review
Discovery of testes microbiome gives clues on infertility 25 June 2018 News
Genetic testing to reunite separated migrant families is an ethical minefield 25 June 2018 Comment
Genetic test identifies very highest risk men for prostate cancer 18 June 2018 News
Genome-editing cells with CRISPR may affect cancer risk 18 June 2018 News
Non-coding DNA determines genitals in mice 18 June 2018 News
TV Review: CBS 60 Minutes – 'CRISPR' 18 June 2018 Review
Data breach sparks DNA test privacy concerns 11 June 2018 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...