Cracking the code of Life Notes

Cracking the code of Life Notes - Cracking the code of Life...

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Cracking the code of Life Notes -Secret of life-DNA- Chemical, first speck of life, a bubble, continuous, passed from first organisms all the way down threw all organisms Goop, long strand of molecules, double helix, can tell if they area at risks for diseases Humans have twice as many 2 chains: Cytosine and T, G and A distance between walls 1 billionth of a meter all DNA would stretch thousands of miles Babies are 99.9% identical genetically to all other babies Took 10 years to find genes for huntingtons disease etc- lead to false leads and common mistakes Original ladders were read by writing letters next to them 1% of chromosome is active-gene, need map to see it Revolution- Computers- 100 of millions of dollars- 1000 letters a second Letters are blueprint of human beings, parts list Must understand all parts to read a single letter and 1 single letter can make a difference Allison and Tim- son Hayden, noticed he didn’t have the same leg movements as other babies, never crawled, talked, or eat with fingers, seem to be going backwards and not progressing. Had Tasaks: disease which slowly destroys a baby’s brain. Results from 1 bad letter from baby’s DNA out of 3 billion. 4 atoms create problem in protein which breaks down fat so fat build in brain
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