English: This image shows a DNA molecule that is methylated on both strands on the center cytosine. DNA methylation plays an important role for epigenetic gene regulation in development and cancer. The picture shows the crystal structure of a short DNA helix with sequence “accgcCGgcgcc”, which is methylated on both strands at the center cytosine. The structure was taken from the Protein Data Bank (accession number 329D), rendering was performed with VMD and post-processing was done in Photoshop. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Those of you that read my posts regularly know that I believe the next (substantial) evolution of our species will involve either genetic modification, robotics, or a combination of both (hopefully that statement won’t someday get me fired). So whenever I come across an interesting development happening in genetics research, AI, etc., I like to pass it along on here – even if DNA sequencing and genetics research in general gives me a headache when I try to study it in great detail. Feel free to share your thoughts on this development below.
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