Up@dawn 2.0

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Daily Quiz


1. (T/F) In the late 18th century/early 19th century, scientists had a hard time accepting DNA as a ''code script'' because it seemed far too simple in composition to transmit genetic information.

2. What acid is more versatile than DNA in a way that it is both an information carrier and an enzyme?

3. (T/F) Human and bacterial ribosomes are indistinguishable, thus taking antibiotics harms both the bacterial and the human cells equally.

Thanks, Nikita.

Your questions, everybody else? Let's build it together [POSTSCRIPT: please fill in the questions we crowd-sourced in class, I didn't write them down.]




1. True.  2. RNA, ribonucleic acid. 3. False. 4. 


DQ: What are your thoughts on dust, considering it is 3/4 dead skin cells that most likely belong to someone else.

["Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto", or "I am a human being, I consider nothing that is human alien to me."]

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSzEjGQ5N1o
A link to a video of protein folding simulation.

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