MIND BLOWN: Scientists extract DNA from Seabiscuit’s Hooves!

I’m sure by now, you’ve heard of the name Seabiscuit. If not, Seabiscuit was a racehorse. But not just any racehorse, a racehorse that would become the greatest rags-to-riches stories of the Depression era. But, Seabiscuit wasn’t always a strong racehorse. He was incredibly lazy — he preferred to sleep and eat, rather than exercise.…

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Why does every cell in our body contain DNA?

Not every cell in our bodies actually contain DNA. There is typically a lack of DNA in our mature red blood cells and cornified cells which are found in hair, skin, and our nails. These cells don’t contain a nucleus.   It turns out, our red blood cells are actually trained to destroy their cells…

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Technically, Can DNA Change Over Time?

DNA is our genetic makeup; it’s what makes us — us. So, does DNA change over time? The short answer is YES.   Our DNA actually changes as we get older. And it actually changes quite a bit. The changing in our DNA is actually a part of the process called DNA methylation. DNA methylation…

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Why does every cell in our body contain DNA?

Not every cell in our bodies actually contain DNA. There is typically a lack of DNA in our mature red blood cells and cornified cells which are found in hair, skin, and our nails. These cells don’t contain a nucleus.   It turns out, our red blood cells are actually trained to destroy their cells…

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DNA Pop Quiz

Question 1: Who discovered a substance that was later named “Nucleic Acid” in 1869?   Question 2: What year was the first sheep cloned?   Question 3: What are adenine, cytosine, guanine, & thiamine also known as?   Question 4: The term “double helix” refers to what?   Question 5 (multiple choice): Which part of…

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What is a “Microbe?”

They effect every aspect of our lives. Many of them live on living organisms such as animals and plants. They are incredibly diverse and can exist and survive in a wide variety of environments. What are we talking about? Microbes.   What is a microbe? Well by definition, a microbe is a microorganism that can…

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DNA Cinematics: ‘Gattaca” Movie Synopsis (1997)

It’s crazy to watch movies that were made decades ago and see just how accurate they were in predicting the future. Today, we are going to dive deep into the movie Gattaca, which premiered in 1997.   Here’s a brief synopsis on Gattaca: It’s a science fiction film that showcases a society in the future…

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5 Things You Should Know Before Taking A DNA Test

Learn About How DNA Works. DNA is your genetic makeup; it contains all of the information about how you are and how you work. But it’s not as simple as looking under a microscope and seeing that you carry certain traits and don’t carry others. DNA converts amino acids into protein and proteins do all…

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