DNA Tag

Jake Potts is a bioengineering student at Northeastern University who will earn a doctoral degree in genetics. He is a member of the Northeastern University Symphony Orchestra where he plays solo and ensemble violin. At the same time, he is also a member of the Harvard Medical School Chamber Music Society. Potts calls himself a composer whose imagination comes alive in the lab as he...

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gene

A gene patent is the exclusive rights to a specific sequence of DNA (a gene) given by a government to the individual, organisation or corporation who claims to have first identified the gene. Once granted a gene patent, the holder of the patent dictates how the gene can be used, in both commercial settings, such as clinical genetic testing, and in noncommercial settings, including research,...

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bacteria

From bacteria to us, human beings- were all made up of genes that contain our DNA. This DNA is made up of four chemical compounds, called “bases,” whose order determines the organism’s genetic inheritance. This sequence combined gives the blueprint for the evolution of each organism and dictates its genetic function and evolution.   This process of DNA sequencing can be used to reveal a pathogen’s every...

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diving

Northeastern University always has something or the other interesting things happening on their campus. To honour World Oceans Day, University’s Marine Science Center’s faculty and staff were asked about their ongoing fascination with the water bodies and what brews underneath when you go diving in it. Since this job requires a favourable and deep liking for equating elements and environments, not everyone could handle a...

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fish

One doesn’t check what kind of things they buy, including fish. They just assume that they’ve received what they want. Well, it couldn’t hurt to look into the details. Because recently, cases of mislabeling fishes have cropped up. These mishaps led to selling cheaper fishes as more expensive ones. New York State’s attorney general’s office investigated this issue. Northeastern University helped them in the research. The...

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