What is DNA?
Deoxyribonucleic acid is the full form of DNA. DNA has a double-helix structure like a twisted ladder. The sides of the ladder are made up of phosphate atoms and sugar. The steps of the ladder consists of bases namely Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine and Guanine. In the year 1869, Friedrich Miescher first isolated DNA in the pus of the discarded surgical bandages. An interesting fact is that humans and chimps share about 94-99 % of their DNA.
DNA of a successful book
It has been reported that over 82 percent of the eBook readers live in cities. Out of all the readers, women are 50 % more likely to finish the book than men. Different reading habits are also observed between men and women. Men are 10 times more likely to show interest in the books having a male protagonist.
DNA samples from Saliva vs. Blood: Which is more costly?
The collection time of DNA samples from saliva is a total of 1,200 hours. While it takes about 6,500 hours of time to collect the samples from the blood. The cost of shipping of the blood DNA samples is also more than the saliva DNA samples. The blood DNA shipping is proved to be five times more costly than the DNA saliva samples.
Some interesting facts about DNA
A single cell can contain about six to nine feet of DNA. If the chromosomes and DNA from all of our cells are laid out from end to end, they can be stretched from the Earth to the Moon 6,000 times and from the Earth to the Sun for about 30 times. Another interesting fact is that it will take about eight hours for one of your cells to completely copy its DNA.
About workplace DNA
According to a research report by Bullhorn, the factors which play the most important roles in determining the cultural DNA of a company are gender, age, education and the geographical location. Education accounts for 55 %, age for 25 %, gender for 15 % and geography for 5 %. The most educated coworkers are incredible mentors, focus on constant learning and have inspiring mission.
Some fun facts about DNA
Some of the fun facts about DNA are as follows:
- 99.9 % of our DNA is the same. It is the remaining 0.01 % that makes us unique and different from each other.
- You receive 50 % of your DNA from each of your parents.
- If you stack the three billion letters in the human genome one millimeter apart, then it would reach a height that would be 7000 times the height of the Empire State Building.
- If your typing speed is 60 words per minute and you type for eight hours a day, it will take about 50 years for you to type the human genome.