All DNA articles – Page 5

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    Opinion

    It's life, but not as we know it

    2014-05-15T00:00:00Z

    A living cell that uses artificial bases in its DNA heralds a profound development for chemistry, says Mark Peplow

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    Feature

    On stranger nucleotides

    2014-02-25T00:00:00Z

    Chemists have been making artificial DNA base pairs for 20 years. Josh Howgego investigates

  • Opinion

    DNA waves don't wash

    2013-07-10T00:00:00Z

    Philip Ball asks why a spectacular claim seems to have been overlooked. Sometimes science doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to

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    Podcast

    Phosphoric Acid

    2013-06-19T00:00:00Z

    Lars Öhrström on phosphoric acid: Crucial for crops and DNA’s backbone, it’s the energy currency of the biological world

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    News

    Chad Mirkin named Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year

    2013-05-24T00:00:00Z

    This year’s prize has been awarded to US nanotechnologist Chad Mirkin for his work on spherical nucleic acids

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    Feature

    What does DNA do?

    2013-04-24T00:00:00Z

    The more we learn about DNA, the less we seem to know, as Philip Ball discovers

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    Research

    Lego-like DNA bricks are child’s play

    2012-11-29T00:00:00Z

    Scientists make 32 nucleotide bricks that can snap together to build huge numbers of three-dimensional shapes

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    Feature

    The golden helix

    2012-10-10T00:00:00Z

    The discovery of the importance and structure DNA was more than just Crick and Watson’s eureka moment. Mike Sutton untangles the tale of life’s molecular mysteries 

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    Podcast

    DNA

    2012-04-11T00:00:00Z

    Brian Clegg explores the compound that defines life on Earth