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DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA. Most DNA is located in the cell nucleus (where it is called nuclear DNA), but a small amount of DNA can also be found in the mitochondria (where it is called mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA).
Blood transfusions should be gender matched between donor and recipient

Blood transfusions should be gender matched between donor and recipient

Study uses precision medicine approach to find effective treatments for rare cancers

Study uses precision medicine approach to find effective treatments for rare cancers

Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boys

Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boys

Discovery may lead to new approach for treating MS

Discovery may lead to new approach for treating MS

Using AFM to study cell mechanics and function

Using AFM to study cell mechanics and function

Scientists develop revolutionary blood screening test to diagnose breast cancer

Scientists develop revolutionary blood screening test to diagnose breast cancer

Stress may just as harmful to our body as bad diet, BYU study finds

Stress may just as harmful to our body as bad diet, BYU study finds

CHLA and Keck Medicine of USC develop new liquid biopsy for tumor of the retina

CHLA and Keck Medicine of USC develop new liquid biopsy for tumor of the retina

Investigating new cancer therapy candidates with live-cell imaging

Investigating new cancer therapy candidates with live-cell imaging

Study finds link between sleep duration and measure of chromosomal health in sperm

Study finds link between sleep duration and measure of chromosomal health in sperm

Researchers identify several previously unknown antibiotic resistance genes

Researchers identify several previously unknown antibiotic resistance genes

TSRI scientists develop molecular model for improving design of osteoporosis treatments

TSRI scientists develop molecular model for improving design of osteoporosis treatments

New study describes unique role of androgens in kidney cancer

New study describes unique role of androgens in kidney cancer

Specific regions of silenced DNA help define cell's identity, study suggests

Specific regions of silenced DNA help define cell's identity, study suggests

Study helps understand basic mechanisms of mitochondrial DNA maintenance

Study helps understand basic mechanisms of mitochondrial DNA maintenance

Study pinpoints which lifestyle factors cause longer or shorter lifespan

Study pinpoints which lifestyle factors cause longer or shorter lifespan

Surrogate liquid biopsy can provide genetic information about retinoblastoma tumors

Surrogate liquid biopsy can provide genetic information about retinoblastoma tumors

UC biologists find link between paternal diet and offspring’s health

UC biologists find link between paternal diet and offspring’s health

MIT researchers develop new technique to screen for genes that protect against diseases

MIT researchers develop new technique to screen for genes that protect against diseases

Whole genome sequencing could help better understand genetic abnormalities underlying autism

Whole genome sequencing could help better understand genetic abnormalities underlying autism