Monthly Archives: January 2016

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A blog about life...literally

Opposites Attract

All organisms contain DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), which determines the organism’s characteristics through the genetic information it holds. DNA forms a double helix shape and on each strand of the double helix, a backbone is formed through alternating phosphate units and … Keep Reading

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Survival of the Fittest

Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection, or survival of the fittest has been observed and recorded in hundreds of species throughout the earth’s history. As researchers fly higher into the sky, venture further into the jungle, or dive deeper into … Keep Reading

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Foxes: Man’s New Best Friend?

The research of fox domestication started over 50 years ago. A biologist named Dmitry Belyaev and his researchers gathered 130 foxes from fur farms and began breeding them in order to mirror the transformation of wolves evolving into dogs. Although … Keep Reading

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Getting Drunk: The Yeast of Their Issues

In 2015, a woman was arrested for drunk driving in upstate New York with a blood alcohol level of over .30 percent, almost four times the legal limit. The unusual aspect of the situation was that she exhibited no symptoms … Keep Reading

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Gene Machine: The Lac Operon

Use this PhET simulation to help you solidify your understanding of bacterial operons. Click to Run

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