14 interesting facts about DNA
• 14 interesting facts about DNA
DNA - the molecule that contains our unique code, therefore instructions that our body needs to develop, live and play. Like the list of cases, DNA carries the instructions for the creation of absolutely all the proteins of an organism. These data are inherited from parent to child. Subject DNA has become particularly popular in recent years because of its widespread use and utility.
1. DNA is found in absolutely all living organisms.
2. Everyone has heard of DNA tests to determine paternity or DNA criminal identification. However, using the DNA can be identified by some products, such as wine or eggs.
3. DNA was used to identify endangered species.
4. DNA can be removed in many ways, such as blood, saliva, urine or semen.
5. Using DNA tests can detect the risk of serious diseases such as cancer and other genetic diseases.
6. superheroes like Wolverine, just got his powers due to DNA mutations. Of course, in real life, this is hardly possible.
7. The mutation may affect more than one DNA base, and more, up to a set of chromosomes.
8. Mutations in DNA can be caused by various factors, including drugs and even vozdeysvtiem UV rays. That's why you should not get involved in tanning.
9. All of our DNA can cover the distance to the sun and back 600 times, if you can pull it out in a single line.
10. The phrase "guilty genes" deysvtitelno makes sense, because the genes - it's part of the DNA kootrye is transmitted from parent to child, and bear all the hereditary information.
11. In some countries, there is a base of DNA of criminals who have already had a criminal record.
12. Mitochondrial DNA is passed only from mother to child, because in the sperm mitochondria are not contained, but there are only egg.
13. Red blood cells do not contain DNA, in contrast to all other cells in our body.
14. DNA found Swiss biochemist Friedrich Miescher. He found a molecule in the leukocyte nuclei, but took her core.