How DNA will Travel

A cell’s DNA contains a wealth of valuable information. This information allows organisms to create the proteins they need to live. Scientists also use the information stored within DNA to answer questions, diagnose diseases, solve crimes, and even unravel Earth’s…

Apples from Apples

Humans have long recognized and taken advantage of genetic variation through traditional plant and animal husbandry techniques. For centuries, selective breeding and conventional hybridization have been used to increase desirable qualities.  For fruits and vegetables, desirable qualities include disease-resistance, drought…

The importance of defining core concepts in biochemistry and molecular biology education

This is a guest post from our colleagues at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) have emerged as a distinctive scientific discipline that deals with the chemistry of living organisms and life at…