Sergei
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DNA replacement: new species
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Such genome transplantation was performed between two Mycoplasma species in Craig Venter institute Genome transplantation in bacteria: changing one species to another. They found that the donor genome ...

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Are codons that map to the same amino acids interchangeable?
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A good answer is already provided by @canadianer, but as with many things in biology it is important to keep in mind what organism and/or cell type we are talking about. Because the nuances of the ...

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Can genetically engineering the DNA of a human zygote, make it a twin of another human in entirety?
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The answer is no, and it is because sequence of the genome is not all information that is required for gene expression and development, there are also epigenetic factors. A lot of patterns of ...

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Can a miRNA be upregulated and downregulated in the same disease
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Since diseases are frequently complex, it is not surprising to find specific genes (both miRNA coding genes or protein coding genes) being deferentially regulated when different studies of similar-...

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mRNA Transcription from Nuclear DNA
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Strands in DNA double helix (and other nucleic acids) are anti-parallel: one strand in the helix is in 5'->3' direction while another is in 3'->5' direction. RNA polymerase can only synthesize RNA in ...

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Lyonization vs Genetic Imprinting
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I guess, we are talking about mammals here (because in other organisms leveling up of expression on sex chromosomes happens differently: e.g. in flies females express both X chromosomes, while fly ...

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Why scientific names of animals & plants are made difficult to spell & remember?
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The question bares a resentment to awkward sounding Latin names. It is unfortunate, since there is surely logic in Latin nomenclature.., but admittedly it is also unfortunately a steep learning curve ...

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