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Micro by name; mighty in nature

Each individual cell in our body has its own specific set of instructions that allow it to execute a particular task – like ensuring a red blood cell can carry oxygen, and a nerve cell can detect pain. By definition, these sets of instructions must be wildly different between various cell types – but how … Continue reading

Not all junk DNA is rubbish

The term ‘junk DNA’ [1] is one loved by journalists, and often loathed by scientists. When the full sequence of the human genome was published in 2004 [2], it was found that in actual fact less than 2% of your DNA actually contains instructions to make proteins (the physical building blocks of the human body). … Continue reading

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