cell biology

Making protein without nucleic acid

Genetic information being transferred from DNA to RNA to protein – this is the central dogma of molecular biology. In the standard flow of information…


The cellular post office

Earlier this month, the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet announced the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prizes. The prize in Physiology or Medicine was…


A day in the life: PCR

Dearest readers, welcome back to another instalment of scientific exploration! Last time, we left off finishing our experiments involving cell culture and drug response. Today,…