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Apoptosis is the process of programmed cell death.
… cell death. … Programmed Cell Death, Development, DNA Repair, Cancer, Tumor, Cell Division … Apoptosis is the … to rid the body of cells that have been damaged beyond repair. Apoptosis also plays a role in preventing cancer. If …
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BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the first two genes found to be associated with inherited forms of breast cancer.
… … Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Genetic Mutation, Genes, DNA Repair, Family Health History … BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the first …
Staff
Dr. Settara Chandrasekharappa is an associate investigator in NHGRI's Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch.
… Because FA is caused by mutations in at least 16 genes in DNA repair pathways, nearly half of FA patients lack proper … carcinoma, early onset breast cancer, positional cloning, dna repair … Settara Chandrasekharappa, renal cell carcinoma, …
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Step-by-step instructions and printable folding paper included in the downloadable document.
… You may recognize DNA as one of the most well-known biological structures. But … to make you own 3D origami model? The most common shape of DNA in living cells is a right-handed double helix called B-DNA. This structure was first famously proposed by Francis …
15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
Advances in genomics are reducing the cost of genome sequencing by a million-fold.
… our understanding of evolution. Our genome (that is, our DNA "blueprint") - and in fact the genomes of all life forms … To study the exact order (or  sequence ) of someone's DNA, researchers follow three major steps: (1) purify and copy the DNA; (2) read the sequence; and (3) compare to other …
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Mitochondrial DNA is the small circular chromosome found inside mitochondria.
… Mitochondrial DNA … Mitochondrial DNA is the small circular chromosome found inside mitochondria. … Mitochondrial DNA, Mitochondria, Cell Biology, Inheritance … Mitochondrial …
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DNA sequencing is a laboratory technique used to determine the exact sequence of bases (A, C, G, and T) in a DNA molecule.
DNA Sequencing … DNA sequencing is a laboratory technique used to determine … the exact sequence of bases (A, C, G, and T) in a DNA molecule. … Adenine, Cytosine, Guanine, Thymine, ACGT, DNA, DNA Sequencing … DNA sequencing refers to the general …
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DNA replication is the process by which a molecule of DNA is duplicated.
DNA Replication … DNA replication is the process by which a molecule of DNA is duplicated. … DNA, Cell Division, Cell Biology … DNA replication is the …
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DNA fingerprinting is a laboratory technique used to establish a link between biological evidence and a suspect in a criminal investigation.
DNA Fingerprinting … DNA fingerprinting is a laboratory technique used to … evidence and a suspect in a criminal investigation. … DNA Fingerprinting, Criminal Investigation, Forensics, DNA Sequence, Paternity Test … DNA fingerprinting is a …
Outreach
National DNA Day is a unique day when students, teachers, and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics.
… National DNA Day commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953. NHGRI began celebrating DNA Day annually on April 25th after the 108th Congress …