Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Hubert, Bert (2016), DNA seen through the eyes of a coder, Retrieved on 2018-03-20
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    20 MAR 2018

     DNA from the Perspective of a Coder Excerpts

    Of the 20,000 to 30,000 genes now thought to be in the human genome, most cells express only a very small part - which makes sense, a liver cell has little need for the DNA code that makes neurons. But as almost all cells carry around a full copy ('distribution') of the genome, a system is needed to #ifdef out stuff not needed. And that is just how it works. The genetic code is full of #if/#endif statements. This is why 'stem cells' are so hot right now - these cells have the ability to diff...
    Folksonomies: science metaphor analogy
    Folksonomies: science metaphor analogy
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