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see nucleic acidnucleic acid,
any of a group of organic substances found in the chromosomes of living cells and viruses that play a central role in the storage and replication of hereditary information and in the expression of this information through protein synthesis.
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DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)





deoxyribonucleic acid; a nucleic acid that is the main constituent of the chromosomes of all organisms (except some viruses). The DNA molecule consists of two polynucleotide chains in the form of a double helix, containing phosphate and the sugar deoxyribose and linked by hydrogen bonds between the complementary bases adenine and thymine or cytosine and guanine. DNA is self-replicating, plays a central role in protein synthesis, and is responsible for the transmission of hereditary characteristics from parents to offspring


(1) See Windows DNA.

(2) (Digital Network Architecture) Introduced in 1978, it was Digital's umbrella term for its enterprise network architecture based on DECnet.
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For more information about DDC's mobile DNA collection services, the walk-in facility and our comprehensive range of DNA testing services, please contact DDC at 0845 408 208 or visit www.
Transposagen's mobile DNA technology is a breakthrough discovery that has led to the efficient development of a significant number of knockout rat lines that could be used as translational models that mimic human diseases.
The study has been published in open access journal Mobile DNA.
Mobile DNA elements are ubiquitous in higher life forms.
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Challenging standard assumptions about mobile DNA, or the so-called jumping genes, scientists have found that such genes do most of their jumping not during the development of sperm and egg cells, but during the development of the embryo itself.

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