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Biochemistry

Biochemistry is a broad area of chemistry covering the chemical processes involved in life itself. When the body is studied in fine detail, it becomes clear that it is controlled by a complex set of chemical reactions. Biochemists look at how the molecules which make up the structure of cells interact with each other, and with smaller molecules and ions, to power the basic processes vital for life such as metabolism.

Recent advances in biochemistry have led to the sequencing of the human genome and vast improvements in medical care, making it one of the most exciting areas of modern science - even though the actual function of most of these genes remains a mystery.

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There are many open questions surrounding vaccines – but perhaps not the first questions that come to mind. Vaccines do not cause autism, but there are many things we don’t know about them, such as why some wear off.
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