DNA

Jun
14

Stan In Love? … It Must Be Summer! (Special Offer)

It’s that feelgood time of year – days are at their longest, we can finally ditch the winter jumpers and head to the countryside or the beach with our nearest and dearest. Summer is many people’s favorite season, but what’s perhaps surprising is that the warmer temperatures and brighter days could be having a real […]

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May
03

Would You Have Your DNA Tested?

A decade ago, a DNA test was only something you undertook in very specific situations – when the paternity of a baby was disputed, for example. Our increased understanding of DNA and the wider availability of testing kits has made testing for a whole range of other reasons both affordable and practical, with companies such […]

By 3B Scientific | Biology . Science
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How did life begin?

We previously contemplated on our blog about how the universe might end (don’t worry, it’s billions of years away!) so now seems like a good time to delve into the other great question that has excited scientists and philosophers down the ages: how did life begin?

By Joanna | Science
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Happy Birthday to… Max Planck

A host of famous scientific names celebrate their birthdays during Spring including radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, ‘father of the atomic bomb’ J Robert Oppenheimer, and molecular biologist James Watson, who discovered the structure of the DNA double helix along with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins.

By Joanna | Physics
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The Future of Storage?

Forget CDs, memory sticks or hard drives: it seems the quintessential molecule of life – DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid – may be the digital storage medium of the future. Exactly 60 years ago this month, James Watson and Francis Crick burst into the pub next door to their Cambridge laboratory to announce the discovery of […]

By Joanna | Science
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Wind-Walking Strandbeest found on Dutch Beaches

At 3B Scientific we love to discover new ways to develop and celebrate our passion for science. Stumbling across the work of Dutchman, Theo Jansen, has been a delight and a surprise! Theo is an engineer, scientist, artist ..and kinetic sculptor! He studied Physics at the University of Delft and whilst there became involved in […]

By Joanna | Science
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Mystery of CSI explained

  If you're a fan of CSI and love a good detective novel then you'll be familiar with a whole range of tools and techniques that help solve modern day crimes.  However, not so long ago the detection services offered by the Police were in their infancy and you'd be surprised just how many crimes […]

By Joanna | Science
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Ozzy Osbourne, Smashing Strawberries & The Building Blocks of Life

The 9th  DNA day was held recently to commemorate the successful completion of the Human Genome project and the discovery of the DNA double helix that we all easily recognize today.  Of course, the work that Watson and Crick completed in 1953 has continued to develop new areas of research. Those three little letters ‘D […]

By 3B Scientific | Biology . Education . Health . Medical Education . Science
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