Posts Tagged: DNA


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Insights from the land down under

One of the things that immediately comes to mind when I think about Australia – besides kangaroos, dingoes, wombats, the great barrier reef, the Sydney opera house and Men at Work’s famous tune “Down Under” – is of course the cuddly and iconic koala. These creatures are special in many ways. Not only are they… Read article →


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Let’s celebrate DNA Day!

April 25, 1953, is a day to remember. That’s the day, sixty-five years ago, that DNA’s double-helical structure was published for the first time in a paper by James Watson and Francis Crick. The paper, printed in the journal Nature, together with papers from Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin, included evidence that the structure existed… Read article →


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Meet a microbiome researcher: Q&A with Dr. Aaron Ericsson

As a part of our Microbiome research interview series, we spoke with Dr. Aaron Ericsson. He is Director of the University of Missouri Metagenomics Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Missouri. His research comprises several different projects, including: • A K01-funded study investigating the influence of… Read article →


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Celebrating life – it’s DNA Day on April 25!

National DNA Day commemorates the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953, as well as the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Looking at the history of DNA timeline, the landmark discovery of James Watson, Francis Crick and colleagues was based on foundations previously laid down by several other scientists. Although Friedrich… Read article →