How Things Work: Cells
If our cells malfunction we get sick, and if our cells stop working we die. There are essentially two types of cells: eukaryotes and prokaryotes ... cell, contains the genetic material (DNA) that tells the other parts of the cell what to do.
Researchers create the first model of the DNA ‘replication fork’
Human cells make new copies of their DNA billions of times each day, a crucial process upon which life itself depends. However, scientists do ... on eukaryotic cells. All multicellular life, including humans, is eukaryotic. Single-celled prokaryotes ...
World-first working eukaryotic cell made from plastic
Previously, chemists have managed to create artificial cell walls and developed synthetic DNA ... Eukaryotic cells are the building blocks for complex life-forms like plants and animals. The main distinction between the simpler and more ancient prokaryotic ...
Sewage Sheds Light on the Origin of Eukaryotic Cells
In a new investigation, researchers argue that a common group of bacteria, that can readily be found inside sewage treatment plants, may hold clues as to the origins of eukaryotic cells. These are cells that have a nucleus containing DNA. The team behind ...
Unnatural DNA bases: an interview with Professor Floyd E. Romesberg, The Scripps Research Institute
What is thought to be the reason why organisms only use two pairs of DNA bases and what sparked your interest in creating an organism that contains an additional ... response to DNA damage in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and the development of ...