These visualizations were created for the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA. The dynamics and molecular shapes were based e.g. on X-ray crystallographic models. Particular effort was made to ensure the relative shapes, sizes and 'real-time' dynamics were as accurate as possible.
Researchers intend to carry out tests next month to discover Merrick's genome sequence which will highlight any gene alteration.
The price tag of DNA sequencing has been dropping steadily since researchers completed sequencing the first human genome in 2003 at a cost of about $3 billion. Today, new sequencing technologies have brought the figure close to $1000 per genome, although precise costs are hard to come by.
Are works of art from the Palaeolithic period reflections of the natural environment? An international team of scientists has used ancient deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to unlock the mystery of how horses depicted in prehistoric cave paintings are lifelike in nature.