Friday, September 23, 2016

sequence & genome


Tardigrades can live 30 years in a freezer and survive in space, and now we know why:

-- Tardigrades — also known as "water bears" — are microscopic animals that can live through almost anything: 30 years in a freezer, rapid dehydration, boiling and freezing temperatures, massive doses of radiation, baths in organic solvents, and a trip to open space. Today, scientists sequencing their genome have discovered clues to just how they do it — which may help us learn how to be just as tough ourselves.


1. to identify the order in which a set of genes or parts of molecules are arranged;

the complete set of genes in a cell or living thing.

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