A long chain biological polymer that acts as a store of genetic information using the sequence of 4 bases held inside a double spiral made from a sugar-containing backbone.

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Can Peruvian shamans access information at the molecular level through the ingestion of ayahua? [closed]

I am researching the pseudoscience surrounding psychedelics and, in particular, DMT for a paper. I read anthropologist Dr Jeremy Narby's book The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge a ...
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Do humans share 99% of their DNA with rats?

I keep hearing this claim that a lab "rat has 99% of the DNA of a human?" Is that so? What exactly does this mean? One source for this claim seems to CNN which only says, "About 99 percent of ...
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Is the rate of Human Evolution Slowing down? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is human evolution slowing down? I know that this question already exists and have read through. Is human evolution slowing down? Mutations have to happen agreed, but ...
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Do corporations own human DNA sequences?

I came across the claim that Human DNA sequences are now owned by corporations: FACT: HUMAN DNA SEQUENCES ARE NOW OWNED BY CORPORATIONS Is this true? If so, what does this mean? (I realise ...
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Does the DNA of one sperm contain 37.5 MB of information?

[Source] In an episode of the BBC show QI - Quite Interesting (Series J, Episode 1) Stephen Fry said: How much information do you think is in the DNA of one little sperm...? It's 37.5 MB... ...
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Length of uncoiled human DNA

I recently came across this fact: There's enough DNA in the human body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back. A couple of "Bollocks!" alarms began to chime in my head. While I expect that it ...
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Is there more genetic difference between men and women than men and monkeys?

I got into trouble with someone yesterday for poo-pooing this idea as it smelled of apples and oranges to me. The specific statistic was that genetically there is a 5% difference between men and ...
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Does 528 Hz “facilitate DNA repair”?

There is a somewhat common belief that playing a tone at 528Hz can help to facilitate DNA repair. Examples: The frequency of 528 Hz supposedly has healing effects on DNA. The frequency seems to ...
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Nucleotides on asteroids confirm life was created out of inorganic matter? [closed]

According to a recent NASA article about the discovery of nucleotides on a meteorite(so this is a claim, right?): CLAIM: NASA-funded researchers have evidence that some building blocks of DNA, ...
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Does DNA add credibility to the theory of evolution?

I have yet to make up my mind regarding the theory of evolution. Whilst doing some reading on dnafish I read that DNA itself provides evidence for the theory of evolution: Yeast, trees, flowers, ...