Subject: Why do researchers use calf thymus DNA to simulate human DNA?
Date: Mon Sep 11 14:11:37 2006
Posted by Jodie
Grade level: undergrad
School: University of Guelph
City: Guelph State/Province: Ontario
Area of science: Molecular Biology
I have to critique a journal article that involves human cancer cells. For one
of the tests, they use calf thymus DNA, I assume because this is closest to
human DNA? Is it just the most easily accessible or is there an actual
scientific reason for using calf thymus? Thanks!
Re: Why do researchers use calf thymus DNA to simulate human DNA?
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