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Is there a way to measure the amount of bytes that are possible to encode in a DNA molecule?

When I saw a DNA molecule for the first time, it kinda reminded me of a hard drive. It consists of slots and there are some possible combinations for each slot; in the hard drive these possible ...
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How do ascending neural pathways filter unimportant information?

In school they told us one of the functions of the ascending neural pathways is to filter unimportant information. But the neural signal I know, is only a chemical-electrical chain of neurons. Is this ...
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How to calculate information content of a DNA sequence

How does one calculate the information content of DNA sequence like ATCGGCT where mutation rate of G's is 10% and the most common mutation product binds with C and A with equal frequency. I know that ...
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How does the modern theory of evolution solve these apparent problems? [closed]

I hold to the truth of Evolution, but I've encountered several problems with it, that I can't answer, and I can't find an answer for, despite much research. If would be great if anyone can answer ...
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Are there more true codes found in biology besides the central dogma?

I know each element of the central dogma is a code in the mathematical sense of finite-state machines. That is, DNA is transcribed into RNA, and RNA into proteins. What other examples are there of ...
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What does the concept of information mean in biology? [closed]

We use a lot of borrowed analogies from other sciences; linguistics, computational sciences but what do we really mean, mean with information in living systems?
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Is this a shell operculum? If yes, can I get more info on operculum

I came across this strange shell some years ago and my research concluded that it was an Operculum (gastropod)(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operculum_(gastropod)) and I am interested in knowing more ...
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How does the brain store information? [duplicate]

In all electronic devices with the possibility of saving there are tiny magnets that can store your data by the state they are in. In general, there has to be something changed to store information ...
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Is there a limit to how much concise information a human can learn adequately? [duplicate]

Like, I am trying to learn more chemistry, but also computer programming from the higher-level programming methodologies, frameworks, languages, APIs, XML, web development, and I'm also hoping to ...
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Are there any examples of information compression in nature?

As the title suggests, I am looking for any examples of naturally occurring information compression. Initially, I thought protein synthesis was such a form of compression, creating larger entities (...
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How did the molecular machinery for recombination originate?

I'm wondering about the origins of genetic recombination. During crossover new chromosomes are created. They have different allele combinations from the original two chromosomes. This process allows ...
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Does mother feed information?

Does the mother feed information to the child in the fetus? If so, How is that done? IF not, How can the just born baby breath involuntarily if brain doesn't know it should generate impulses to ...