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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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DNA editing outside the cell with CRISPR could improve cancer diagnosis 23 April 2018 News
Human Cell Atlas releases first data 23 April 2018 News
NHS gaps may undermine genomic medicine in UK 23 April 2018 News
Canadian doctor accused of using own sperm with 11 patients 16 April 2018 News
Exercise benefits may be inherited through epigenetics 16 April 2018 News
Film Review: Annihilation 16 April 2018 Review
Estonia to DNA test 1 in 10 citizens to give lifestyle advice 9 April 2018 News
Genetic test suggests fertility doctor used his own sperm to treat patients 9 April 2018 News
Rare genetic mutations linked to sudden infant death syndrome 9 April 2018 News
Video Review: The Future of Your Genetic Health 9 April 2018 Review
Book review: Making Sense of Genes 26 March 2018 Review
New RNA editing tool shows promise for dementia 19 March 2018 News
'Treasure trove' of genes linked to breast cancer found 19 March 2018 News
CRISPR used to find new drug target for ALS 12 March 2018 News
UK public in favour of genome editing human embryos for disease 12 March 2018 News
Revamped CRISPR can edit more locations in the genome 5 March 2018 News
Skin bacterium may protect against cancer 5 March 2018 News
Personal genetic testing and the implications for the donor conception community 26 February 2018 Comment
Stress in mice alters sperm and affects offspring brain development 26 February 2018 News
Board Game Review: The Genomics Game 19 February 2018 Review
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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...