By Robert L. Weber
This anthology offers an perception into the wit and mind of the medical brain via a mix of a laugh and severe contributions written through and approximately scientists. The contributions checklist altering attitudes inside of technology and reflect the interactions of technology with society.
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Compared with other used methods, such as phenol/chloroform extraction, TRIzol extraction and denaturation by 7 M urea, the heating method is simple and efﬁcient. That is because: (i) Elevated temperature will cause denaturing of the cell surface proteins and the folded structure of the DNA, and this will lead to the disruption of the interaction between DNA and protein and the release of DNA from the target protein. (ii) At 95 °C, any DNase that is released after cell disruption at the elevated temperature is inactivated and therefore cannot cause DNA digestion.
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For those who is willing to add functional groups onto natural DNA, the inevasible enzymatic polymerization reactions for ampliﬁcation involved in SELEX imposes the restriction that the modiﬁed NTP has to be perfectly compatible with the usually over 200 rounds of ampliﬁcation 3 Unnatural Nucleic Acids for Aptamer Selection 39 during SELEX process. By mentioning compatible here, it means these functional groups added should not interfere with the recognition and binding sites of polymerase and should also match with the complementary nucleotides.