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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Has Jack the Ripper been identified?

British newspaper The Daily Mail published an article claiming that Russell Edwards was able to identify murderer Jack the Ripper thanks to DNA evidence retrieved from a shawl found at one of the ...
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Have scientists successfully cloned a dinosaur?

An article makes a claim that scientists have cloned a baby Apatosaurus. From Article: Scientists at Liverpool’s John Moore University have successfully cloned a dinosaur, a spokesman from the ...
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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 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, ...