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Ancient ancestors had more DNA than we do now

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Scientists have discovered that we have less DNA now than our ancient ancestors possessed. The team of researchers led by Professor Evan Eichler, geneticist at the Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, sequenced the genomes of 236 individuals from 125 distinct populations. They found that Homo sapiens have shed approximately 40.7 million base pairs…

DNA Was Photographed for the First Time

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James Watson and Francis Crick deduced the double-helix structure of DNA, a scientist has captured the first direct photograph of the twisted ladder that props up life. After fifty-nine years Enzo di Fabrizio and his team at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa snapped the first photos of the famous double helix¬†using an electron…