News tagged with dna letters

Relaxation helps pack DNA into a virus

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that DNA packs more easily into the tight confines of a virus when given a chance to relax, they report in a pair of papers to be published ...

May 26, 2014
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Letter from DNA discoverer to be auctioned in NYC

(AP)—Sixty years ago this month, scientist Francis Crick wrote a letter to his 12-year-old son saying he and a colleague had discovered something "very beautiful"—the structure of DNA.

Mar 24, 2013
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DNA prefers to dive head first into nanopores

(Phys.org)—In the 1960s, Nobel laureate Pierre-Gilles de Gennes postulated that someday researchers could test his theories of polymer networks by observing single molecules. Researchers at Brown observed ...

Jan 08, 2013
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Deciphering the language of transcription factors

Transcription factors are proteins that bind to DNA to promote or suppress protein production. Since almost all diseases involve disruption of the protein-production process, transcription factors are promising biological ...

Sep 11, 2012
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