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Each technique involves the application of a nucleic acid, specifically DNA or RNA.
The technique as proposed would work because nucleic acids like DNA are promiscuous.
The tools of molecular biology, including nucleic acid sequencing, developed through the latter half of the 20th century, finally helped open the vault on the origins of the 1918 pandemic.
Nucleobases, which are the protein building blocks of nucleic acids including RNA and DNA, could have been transported to Earth in abundance by impacting meteorites that hit pools around the globe.
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NUCLEIC ACID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nucleic acid for English Language Learners
: any of various acids (such as DNA or RNA) that are found in living cells
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