April 2017 | DNA Encyclopedia

What is CRISPR-Cas9?

CRISPR-Cas9 is a technology that can be used to edit parts of the genome of organisms. This can be done by either adding, removing or altering parts of the genome. At the current moment in time, CRISPR-Cas9 is the simplest and most precise method of editing the genome that is available. It is cheaper and… read more »

What is gel electrophoresis?

Gel electrophoresis is a method whereby molecules can be separated and analyzed. The molecules that can be separated by gel electrophoresis are DNA, RNA, and proteins, as well as any fragments of these molecules. These molecules are all types of a macromolecule, which is the name for large molecules such as these and carbohydrates and… read more »

Mitosis and meiosis – the differences

Mitosis and meiosis are the two forms of cell reproduction that occur in living organisms. They are the only two ways that new cells can be created. They work through the process of cell division – one cell splits into two (in mitosis) or four (in meiosis) identical cells, known as daughter cells. Mitosis and… read more »