The white lady of DNA

The discovery of the double helix was the work of four people, and Rosalind Franklin's contribution is on a par with that of Wilkins, Watson, and Crick.


The perfect couple

Humans, unlike some animals, do not base their mating choices exclusively on genetics. There are many cultural and social determinants.


Beyond the double helix

Apart from the double helix, DNA can present other structures such as G-quadruplexes, whose study has boomed in recent years.


Of your face I have already the imprint

Thanks to advances in genetics, we can extract a lot of information from DNA and infer a fairly detailed portrait of the person it belongs to.


In the footsteps of our past

This is undoubtedly an encouraging stage for evolutionary biology. Palaeoproteomics has the potential to explore time intervals that were completely inaccessible until now.

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Rosalind Franklin, beyond the legend

The role of the victim assigned to Rosalind Franklin in the legend of the double helix should not overshadow her brilliant contributions, which are often ignored when her scientific career is outlined.

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Can life be standardized?

The concept of standardization is linked to the industrial revolution and mass production of goods through assembly lines. The question we will try to answer is the extent to which standards can be achieved in the biological realm.

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Who wants your DNA?

By giving away our DNA and genetic data, we are giving away the DNA and genetic data of our entire biological family. We have to think if the objective we are pursuing is worthwhile.

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Why is the percentage of coding DNA so low in the human genome?

Coding DNA is that which contains the genes that produce protein within the genome, while non-coding DNA can be formed by genes that produce different types of RNA, but they do not translate into proteins.

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DNA rewriting our memory

Technological advances in the study of our genome now allow us to infer whose remains have been found, for example, at a mass grave or an anonymous tomb, and to extrapolate where they lived, their physical appearance, or their family origin.