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Unraveling the DNA stretching mystery

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a new experimental test structure, biophysicists at JILA have unraveled part of a 15-year mystery in the mechanics of DNA -- just how the molecule manages to suddenly extend to almost ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Biochemistry
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DNA and the 'magic rings' trick

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study from UC Davis shows how, like a conjuring trick with interlocking rings, two interlocked pieces of DNA are separated after DNA is copied or repaired. The finding was published online Oct. 10 in ...

dateOct 11, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Newly discovered DNA repair mechanism

Tucked within its double-helix structure, DNA contains the chemical blueprint that guides all the processes that take place within the cell and are essential for life. Therefore, repairing damage and maintaining the integrity ...

dateOct 04, 2010 in Medical research
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Is DNA evidence enough? An interview with David Kaye

(PhysOrg.com) -- Law professor David H. Kaye shares his insights into how the the use of DNA evidence has impacted our legal system. While its use has far-reaching implications, Kaye points out that "DNA is ...

dateJul 30, 2010 in Other
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Flowering genes offer human clues

(PhysOrg.com) -- Dundee scientists studying how plants control the time at which they flower have uncovered an unusual form of gene control that could have implications for both plant and medical science.

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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