24 February 2016

The Magic Molecule (Science part) – DRH009

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Episode 009 – The Magic Molecule (Science part)

Episode nr. 9 is our Science part of the Topic of the Magic Molecule, DNA.

Karl and Rafael go through some of the basic like what does DNA stands for and what it is. DNA stands for DeoxyriboNucleic Acid, a self-replicating material which is present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information.

After establishing more concepts we move to talk about Epigenetics, Junk DNA and of course we talk about some of the examples and experiments done about this, like the Twins studies.

DNA also is capable of holding an amazing amount of information, can be considered a data-store. It can hold data for even 1 million years. One gram of DNA can hold 455 Exabytes. which is One Billion Gigabytes!

Do you think in the future DNA could be used as a data-store?

This and more in the episode! (Like a Band releasing a record in DNA :D)

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