It may be the basis of all life on Earth, but we're betting there's still a lot you don't know about deoxyribonucleic acid. Who discovered it? What makes it "right-handed"? And what does it have to do with LSD? Find out after the jump.
Mirabilis jalapa (four o'clock flower) stigma with pollen - magnification - Epifluorescence, Reconstruction - Dr Robert Markus, Institute of Genetics Biological Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Szeged, Hungary
The gene is the major genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s. If you are years old and have 2 copies of it, you might be able to get involved in an NIH study to help you prevent developing this devastating disease.