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Measuring forces in the DNA molecule

DNA, our genetic material, normally has the structure of a twisted rope ladder. Experts call this structure a double helix. Among other things, it is stabilized by stacking forces between base pairs. Scientists at the Technical ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Researchers get unprecedented look at DNA damage

Washington State University researchers have mapped the damage of ultraviolet radiation on individual units of DNA, opening a new avenue in the search for how sunlight causes skin cancer and what might be done to prevent ...

dateJul 25, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Core proteins exert control over DNA function

The protein complex that holds strands of DNA in compact spools partially disassembles itself to help genes reveal themselves to specialized proteins and enzymes for activation, according to Rice University researchers and ...

dateJun 21, 2016 in Biochemistry
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