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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is the nucleic acid that serves as the basis for carbon-based life. The blueprint for a living organism, it codes for proteins. (DW: School Reunion)

While Humans have two strands, Time Lords have three strands, and can have one set of strands for each regeneration. (DW: The End of the World). According to the Doctor in Frontier Worlds he has four strands, but only three as visible to non-temporally aligned scanners (therefore part of his DNA is linked to the Time Vortex).

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Memory-beta

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is an extremely complex molecule that serves as the "master molecule" of organic life by encoding for proteins that form cellular structures. DNA molecules are made up of two intertwined chains of simpler molecules called bases, assembled on rails of sugar and phosphate molecules like rungs on a ladder.

Four different kinds of molecules form the rungs of the DNA ladder: adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine, which are typically referred to by their first letters, A, T, G, and C. In the DNA molecule, A always pairs with T, and G always pairs with C. DNA molecules replicate by "unravelling" their rails. Each rail keeps its associated base. Complementary bases (A for T, G for C) attach to the free bases until two new strands of DNA are created.

Unique to each individual, DNA is often used to identify individuals. By the 22nd century, Vulcans were obtaining DNA samples from every infant Vulcan and storing the DNA sequences in a massive database known as the Vulcan Genome Registry. In 2154, a Romulan back faction of the Vulcan High Command planted a DNA sample from T'Pau on the remains of a bomb exploded in the United Earth embassy, hoping to frame her and the Syrrannite movement for the bombing. However Doctor Phlox quickly determined that the DNA had been purposely planted on the bomb fragments.(ENT episode: "The Forge")

In 2369, following clues developed by his mentor, Richard Galen, Captain Jean-Luc Picard discovered that an ancient race of humanoids had seeded many planets with their DNA billions of years earlier.

The result of this DNA being spread across the galaxy is the humanoid form itself. This DNA creates a tendency toward a specific external form. The similarity created allows even for inter-species reproduction between species that evolved quadrants apart, however the internal workings even down to the base element of the blood can still be quite diverse. (TNG episode: "The Chase").

The following year, former Ferengi DaiMon Bok somehow resequenced the DNA of Jason Vigo in order to convince Captain Jean-Luc Picard that Vigo was in fact his son in order to take revenge on Picard over the loss of his son. This elaborate deception was uncovered by Doctor Beverly Crusher when Vigo began suffering seizures resulting from the DNA resequencing, and also due to the fact that Vigo suffered from Forrester-Trent Syndrome. Forrester-Trent Syndrome was inherited from one parent, and neither Picard or Miranda Vigo had the condition.(TNG episode: "Bloodlines")

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ST Expanded

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Yugioh

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

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DNA Cards

DNA cards are a series of Trap Cards that were first introduced in Pharaoh's Servant and kept going on, the latest is DNA Checkup which was released in Crossroads of Chaos.

Playing style

DNA cards focus on changing Types and Attributes of monsters, this can come in handy if you play cards like System Down which removes from play all Machine Types. Cards like these are only used in combos. They also work well in a Charmer Deck.

Appearance

DNA cards have a Doctor with three eyes and two nurses next to it doing something to a patient.

DNA Checkup

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