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  • The History of Pandemics

    What is a Pandemic? A pandemic is a disease outbreak around the globe that affects a wider geographical area. It affects a great number of people and is usually caused by a…
  • DNA

    The History of DNA In 1869, Friedrich Miescher, a Swiss Physiologist Chemist, first identified the “nuclein” in the nuclei of human white blood cells. Currently, it is referred to as deoxyribonucleic acid…
  • Vitamin D and Everything you need to Know

    What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a nutrient important for good health. Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium, a building block for strong bones and teeth. Today, the nutrient…
  • Gene Knockout

    What is Gene Knockout? Gene knockout is a genetic technique enhanced with a biotechnological tool, where an organism is engineered to carry genes that have been made inoperative. The inoperative genes are…
  • Plasmid Isolation

    What is Plasmid Isolation? Plasmids originally evolved from bacteria. Plasmids are extrachromosomal genetic elements that are present on most species of Archae, Eukarya, and Eubacteria and that can replicate independently. Usually, plasmids…
  • Southern Blotting

    What is Southern Blotting? Southern blotting is a technique used in the laboratory to detect a specific DNA sequence in a blood or tissue sample. Basically, it is a technique that was…
  • Northern Blotting

    What is Northern Blotting? Northern blotting is a technique used in molecular biology with the principal aim being to measure a specific messenger RNA (mRNA). The technique is a modified version of…
  • The History of Cloning and its Future

    Cloning Cloning began with the idea that humans can be created from a single somatic cell without sexual reproduction. Ian Wilmut, a Scottish scientist, and his colleagues at the Roslin Institute wanted…