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DNA sequencing is a technique used to determine the exact sequence of nucleotides in a DNA sample. Electrophoresis, a method for separating DNA fragments, is used when the DNA differs in length by only one base. DNA samp... More »

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DNA sequencing is used to identify individual genes within the DNA of any organism. This information can be used to identify variants and mutations that cause diseases and disorders. More »

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One way to make the complicated details of DNA structure and function intelligible for children is to compare it to a recipe book. DNA is the master molecule that contains coded instructions for "cooking" the proteins us... More »

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DNA sequencing is used to identify individual genes within the DNA of any organism. This information can be used to identify variants and mutations that cause diseases and disorders. More »

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The Sanger method is a technique for sequencing DNA that uses dideoxynucleotides to make short DNA sequences of different lengths that can be read out in order using gel electrophoresis. Dideoxynucleotides are similar to... More »

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A codon is a sequence of three nucleotides in DNA or RNA that either codes for a particular amino acid or tells the cellular machinery to start or stop using the code. A group of codons starts with the initiation codon. ... More »

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The CAAT box refers to a short consensus sequence of nucleotides in DNA that occur close to (about 80 base pairs away) the transcription start site of a gene in eukaryotes. The transcription start site of a gene is where... More »

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