CAT1.20.DNA ‘fingerprinting’

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/2/11 DNA ‘fingerprinting’ Reading the nonsense in the language of life
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5/2/11 Logistics corner The prompt for the final project is up on WebCt Have a look and see if you have any questions On Friday I’ll be going over it and we’ll do the last of the memory trace exercises.
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5/2/11 Fingerprinting Invented by Charles Darwin’s first cousin, Francis Galton Fingerprints vary from person to person but don’t have any significance [Didn’t stop people from speculating about ‘genius fingerprints’]
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5/2/11 GATTACA
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5/2/11 Cracking the code
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5/2/11 Reading the language Imagine that the genome is a book. There are twenty-three chapters, called CHROMOSOMES. Each chapter contains several thousand stories, called GENES. Each story is made up of paragraphs, called EXONS, which are interrupted by advertisements called INTRONS. Each paragraph is made up of words, called CODONS. Each word is written in letters called
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5/2/11 Nonsense language? One of the great puzzles of genetics after the cracking of the code was that so much of the genomes of complex organisms seemed to have no function. In 1972, the term ‘junk DNA’ was coined, and it was estimated that a whopping 97% of the human genome consisted of this useless stuff.
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