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Archive | April, 2013

Happy DNA Day: Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA

Happy 60th birthday to DNA on 23 April 2013, DNA Day! Today marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of papers in Nature on the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953. A lot has happened since the publication of the three groundbreaking papers authored by Watson & Crick, Franklin and Gosling, and Wilkins, […]

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PCR could allow sampling of embryonic DNA after IVF without biopsy

Parents who are at risk of having children with serious genetic disorders sometime choose IVF (in vitro fertilisation) followed by preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to increase their chances of having a healthy baby. However, this involves removing one or more cells from the developing embryo in a biopsy, which could […]

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