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 »

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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The primary purpose of DNA is to store hereditary information within the cells of all living things. It is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living orga... More »

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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Mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is found in the mitochondria of a eukaryotic cell; it is composed of 37 genes that are necessary for the mitochondria's function. Nuclear DNA, on the other hand, is found in the ... More »

Recombinant DNA techniques allow certain genes to be directly transplanted from one organism into distantly related species, which has the effect of imbuing the recipient organism with a new trait such as resistance to c... More »

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Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is referred to as a blueprint because it contains the entire set of instructions that specify the inherent characteristics and traits that an organism will possess after birth. DNA is analo... More »

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