Month: November 2018

Chromosome 6p deletion: A reason for no pain, no hunger and no sleep

An 8-year-old girl is the first unique case of chromosome 6p deletion. She can not feel pain, hunger and requirement of sleep. It is a congenital condition in which some of the parts of chromosome 6 deleted during the process of cell division. 23 pairs of chromosomes are present in humans. The chromosome numbers vary

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Proteinase K DNA extraction method

Proteinase K is one of the best DNA extraction methods till date. The method is accurate, reliable and fast. The proteinase K DNA extraction method is also called as an enzymatic method of DNA extraction because of the important role of proteinase K enzyme in the DNA extraction. In this article, we will discuss the

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Role of Telomeres in ageing

Do the telomeres of the human chromosomes have any role in ageing? the answer is “Yes”. Telomere and ageing: The human chromosome is made up of a complex network of the protein and DNA which fits DNA inside the cell nucleus. The telomere and ageing process are co-related. In the year 1939, Muller and McClintock concluded that

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