What is DNA Methylation?

DNA methylation is when a portion of the genes in your body are silenced.  This prevents the genes from being expressed (converted into protein).  It’s one of the ways that genes in the human body can be edited to prevent them from producing bad proteins....
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How To Write Ionic Compounds

Ionic bonding can be somewhat confusing, but it is fairly simple to write out a compound which is formed as a result of an ionic bond. The first thing to remember is that ions form when atoms gain or lose electrons.  The bond forms when a...
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How Does DNA Replication Work?

Whenever cells are “copied”, a process called DNA replication is used to ensure that there is another copy of the DNA in the other cell.  The first step in the process is for the DNA to be unwound by DNA Helicase.  Once the two strands...
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What Is Google’s Tensorflow Used For?

For those interested in Machine Learning, Google has created a software package called TensorFlow which is open source.  It allows people with a very basic understanding of python to be able to write complex algorithms.  TensorFlow uses a computational graph structure to distribute the operations...
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Quick Chemistry Lesson On Significant Figures

Chemistry relies on significant figures as a measure of accuracy.  These are used when performing operations on a set of numbers.  This is a concept which is based on rules, but it is not something which is too terribly difficult to understand.  Significant figures deal with...
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