A Code by Any Other Name

Advances in next generation sequencing technologies, particularly RNA-seq, have revealed an unexpectedly large extent of human genome transcription, estimated between 60-90%, and propelled the rapidly growing field of transcriptomics. Since protein-coding genes account for less than 3% of the human genome (numbering about 20,000, or half that of Oryza sativa (rice), and about the same […]

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Toxic Relationships with Heavy Metals

Chlorinated organic solvents, manufactured in large quantities and widely used in industry for degreasing fats and resins, are among the most prevalent organic pollutants that contaminate groundwater and subsurface soils. Spills and leakages of these compounds in areas with heavy metal contamination have caused difficult to eradicate toxic sites since heavy metals can interfere with […]

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