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Saturday, November 20, 2004

Mitochondrial DNA Knowledge

This page explains in detail an introduction to understanding mitochondrial DNA. It also includes laboratory methods such as PCR, D-probe preparation, and the Southern Blot assay. A results section shows results of a human placenta sample treated with RNAse Agarose Gel stained with ethidium bromide.
See the entire page at this link>>> Genetics and Molecular Research- mitochondrial DNA from human placenta.

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Top-Pick website on Infectious Diseases

This site is an A to Z index of infectious diseases as written in the Material Safety Data Sheet of Infectious Diseases by the Public Health Agency. The descriptions include: Cross-references, Health Hazards, Communicability, Laboratory Hazards, Viability, and others.
It is an excellent site for reference information on pathogenic organisms.
MSDS of Infectious Diseases

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Monday, November 15, 2004

DNA Forensics

The DNA forensics link below includes the definition, background, and processes of DNA forensics. DNA profiled on this website is the case of : "The state of California vs. O.J. Simpson on the count of murder in the first degree of one person, and the count of murder in the second-degree of a second person".
Some knowledge of: genetic coding, mitochondrial DNA, polymerase chain reactions(PCR), blood typing and crossmatching, and laboratory techniques, is necessary for understanding this page.
DNA Forensics at work website
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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Suggested Reading

Here is a selection about Barbara Kingsolver's views on Genetic Engineering. The story entails Christianity, Darwanism, and other aspects of life on Earth and the effects of Biotechnology.
It's from her new book, "Small Wonders".
You can read the link here, or the hardcover is also available.
"A Fist in the Eye of God"

(Note: You can post comments and thoughts of the story in this thread..)

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Sunday, November 07, 2004

DNA Translation Animaton

Here is an easy to follow tutorial of protein synthesis and DNA translation from the University of Nebraska.

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