Terrin: Holy Science, Batman! We have a hell of a breakthrough for you! Opening Titles Terrin: Leading this week’s ground breaking innovations, scientists have developed a technology that can cure genetic diseases using a revolutionary genome editing technique. David: This genome editing technology is called the Crispr. A technology that allows scientist to make almost […]
My favourite molecular machine is CRISPR-Cas9. This is a combination of a protein and an RNA, and it’s found naturally in bacteria, where it’s the bacteria’s immune system, fighting off phages and viruses that infect bacteria But we have taken it and used it as a tool. What sort of tool? Well, if you change […]
To make a particular protein in the cell the relevant gene is first switched on in the DNA. A working copy of the gene called messenger RNA is made. This copying process is called transcription. Next the information in the messenger RNA is acted upon to produce a protein.
In many cultures, surnames are passed from father to child. I’m a McLysaght because my father, my father’s father, and my father’s grandfather were McLysaghts. Unfortunately, my many female ancestors don’t get recorded. And in fact, I don’t even know my great-grandmothers’ maiden names. But there does exist a very important genetic link between the […]
Safer medication with genetic testing By means of genetic testing connected with medication the effectiveness and safety of medical treatment can be significantly improved. A pharmacogenetic test is normally based on a normal blood sample or buccal swab From which the genome data affecting medicinal products is isolated. The testing results arrive for use a […]
hi again welcome back to genes behind the scenes the segment in which we answer all of your questions about DNA technology as well as genetics. Let’s have some fun. so what do we currently know broadly speaking as far as DNA and genetics is concerned and what will we be able to know eventually? […]
Translator: Jenny Lam-Chowdhury Reviewer: Capa Girl I would like to talk with you about sex and disease, but perhaps not what you’re thinking. So, now that I’ve gotten your attention, I’d like to tell you about something that’s really fundamental. I’d like to tell you about a connection between sex and disease that is very […]
Mike Pazin: As difficult as it was to find all of the information of the genome, to sequence the genome, this next step of figuring out what all the information is in the genome is a much more complex problem. We’re just beginning to understand how this works. Ross Hardison: Our genome is very, very […]
To understand how a working copy of the gene is made, we need to be familiar with the structure of RNA. Unlike DNA, RNA is just a single strand of nucleotide units. In DNA, the sugar is deoxyribose, in RNA, it’s ribose. As for the basis, although three or identical, Adenine, Guanine, and Cytosine, the […]
Extracting DNA from fruit 5 ml washing-up liquid 50 ml water 5 g salt stir well 3-4 strawberries squeeze air out squash to break up cells and release the DNA 10 ml mixture 10 ml vodka very cold! fish out the DNA DNA!