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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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Podcast Review: CRISPR Stops Rare Genetic Disease in New Human Trial 18 October 2021 Review
The emergence and global spread of non-invasive prenatal testing 18 October 2021 Comment
Depression during pregnancy linked to epigenetic changes in the placenta 11 October 2021 News
Radio Review: Genetic Dreams, Genetic Nightmares 4 October 2021 Review
Unique epigenetic profile found in identical twins 4 October 2021 News
Autism study on hold after concerns about genetic data use 20 September 2021 News
Over one million potential genome-editing enzymes discovered in microbes 20 September 2021 News
Patient sues gynaecologist who used his own sperm in her mother's treatment 20 September 2021 News
Rejuvenation of stem cell epigenome offers osteoporosis hope 20 September 2021 News
Settlement reached against Canadian fertility doctor who used his own sperm… but no criminal charges 20 September 2021 Comment
Mini CRISPR-associated protein developed by bioengineers 13 September 2021 News
Safety demonstrated for blood stem cell transplants in children 13 September 2021 News
Book Review: DNA Demystified – Unravelling the double helix 6 September 2021 Review
Mechanism preventing Huntington's disease progression could lead to new therapies 6 September 2021 News
Endometriosis-associated gene identified as a potential drug target 31 August 2021 News
BRCA2 DNA repair errors implicated in infertility 23 August 2021 News
Improving sperm cell analysis: A new WHO manual 23 August 2021 Comment
Genetic mechanism behind fibroid development discovered 9 August 2021 News
Genetic variations give insight into the age women start menopause 9 August 2021 News
Mechanism that leads to DNA mutations in melanoma discovered 9 August 2021 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...