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Post by SJFaerlind on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:55 am

OK time to expand our sci fi vocabularies!
Post a cool word related to science or sci fi and define it for us so when next we read, we'll know more.
I'll go first:
GATTACA - the letters stand for Guanine, Adenine, Thymine and Cytosine. These are the four molecules (called base pairs) that make up DNA. The movie makers cleverly recombined them to make the name for the film.

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Post by The Doctor on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:19 am

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Post by JNK on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:27 am

SJFaerlind wrote:OK time to expand our sci fi vocabularies!
Post a cool word related to science or sci fi and define it for us so when next we read, we'll know more.
I'll go first:
GATTACA - the letters stand for Guanine, Adenine, Thymine and Cytosine. These are the four molecules (called base pairs) that make up DNA. The movie makers cleverly recombined them to make the name for the film.


tried to BLAST GATTACA (blast searches for similar sequence in all nucleotide databases) and it did not align with anything Smile funny Smile

I once was looking at some proteases (proteins which cut other proteins) and found that some of them cut at amino acid seuence ALGAE (alanine, leucine, glycine, alanine, glutamic acid), if you blast ALGAE in a protein BLAST you find quite a few proteins like human synaptopodin, or urotensin-2, etc.). I think it's a first amino acid sequnce which means something, which I ever seen Very Happy

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