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antimicrobial

What is Antimicrobial? (History and Applications)

An antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms or prevents their growth. They can be classified according to their function. Agents that kill microbes are microbicidal, while those inhibiting growth are biostatic. The use of antimicrobial medicines to treat...

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What is the Human Genome Project?

The Human Genome Project was an international project aimed at discovering, identifying and mapping all of the genes of the human genome. The project started in 1990, and ended in 2003. A parallel commercial project was conducted by the Celera Corporation. Most of...