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Tagged With: genetics

Four-stranded DNA seen in human cells

By Jess Devonport, Marketing and Communications Officer at the Society of Biology 2013 is the 60th anniversary of Watson and Crick’s famous paper describing the helical structure of DNA. The Society of Biology plans to celebrate this landmark discovery with a series of genetics themed events and activities, called Genetics: where have we come from … Continue reading »

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A colour change for laboratory mice

Mice are the most widely-studied mammalian model organism, but not all lab mice are alike.  Most varieties, or strains, of mice used in science originate from mice kept as pets by enthusiasts at the end of the 19th century.  Scientists in many fields such as immunology prefer to work using a strain called C57BL/6 (known … Continue reading »

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