Genetics Is Giving Way to a New Science of Life

by Jonathan Latham, PhD

Test your understanding of the living world with this simple question. What kind of biomolecule is found in all living organisms? If your answer is “DNA”, you are incorrect. The mistake is very forgiveable though. The standard English-language biology education casts DNA (DeoxyriboNucleic Acid) as the master molecule of life, coordinating and controlling most, if not all, living functions.

Lokakarya dan Seminar Ilmiah Gizi 1000 HPK

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Sabtu-Minggu, 12 – 13 November 2016

Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta

Dalam rangka Hari Kesehatan Nasional ke 52, yang bertema “Indonesia Cinta Sehat”, Perhimpunan Dokter Gizi Medik Indonesia (PDGMI) telah menyelenggarakan Lokakarya dan Seminar Ilmiah “Peran Profesi dalam upaya peningkatan Status Kesehatan dan Gizi pada Periode 1000 HPK”.

Micronutrient deficiencies

Iron deficiency anaemia

The challenge

Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world. As well as affecting a large number of children and women in developing countries, it is the only nutrient deficiency which is also significantly prevalent in Industralized Countries.