2 Comments »Posted on Thursday 23 July 2009 at 5:13 pm by Jacob Aron
In Biology

Just a quick post today, as I’ve been struck down with some sort of illness. Thankfully it isn’t swine flu, as my temperature remain normal, but it’s still pretty unpleasant. Nevermind that though, you’ve got a cool science video to be watching:

Watching this video is the first time I’ve ever heard of a helicase, which is the amazing little biological machine that splits up a strand of DNA and copies it. As you can see, it actually works like a tiny motor, pulling the DNA apart and sticking it back together. Amazing.


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  2. You’ve never heard the biology geek’s favourite chat up line?

    “I Wish I Was Dna Helicase So I Could Unzip Your Genes”

    Not one I’ve ever used myself mind ;)

    By Colin Stuart on Friday 24 July, 2009 at 10:24 am

  3. I’ve been fortunate enough to have avoided it!

    By Jacob Aron on Friday 24 July, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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