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What is Bioart?

What is Bioart?

BioArt (biology + art) is an art practice where humans work with live tissues, bacteria, living organisms, and life processes to create artwork.  ...

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What is a virus?

What is a virus?

Viruses are tiny, but they pack a big punch. Viruses spread and multiply fast, causing some of the most common and contagious diseases in the world. ... Coronaviruses like the nCov-19, more recently called SARS-CoV-2, which leads to the COVID-19 disease, are single-stranded RNA viruses, which means that their genome consists of a strand of RNA (rather than DNA). 

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What is DNA?

What is DNA?

Most people have either heard, or used the abbreviation DNA — What is it?

Deoxyribonucleic acid is a microscopic chemical string that is like the hard drive of living organisms — like you. You’re probably familiar with a computer hard disk, right?

A very sharp needle reads the surface of the disk as it spins really fast — just like an old record player. In biology, the “hard...

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