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'Quadruple helix' DNA discovered in human cells

In 1953, Cambridge researchers Watson and Crick published a paper describing the interweaving 'double helix' DNA structure - the chemical code for all life. Now, in the year of that scientific landmark's 60th Anniversary, ...

dateJan 20, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Build your own space station

(PhysOrg.com) -- CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club has produced a paper model of the International Space Station (ISS) - the first designed just for children.

dateMar 03, 2009 in Space Exploration
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DNA clamp to grab cancer before it develops

As part of an international research project, a team of researchers has developed a DNA clamp that can detect mutations at the DNA level with greater efficiency than methods currently in use. Their work could ...

dateDec 19, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Study shows how DNA finds its match

It's been more than 50 years since James Watson and Francis Crick showed that DNA is a double helix of two strands that complement each other. But how does a short piece of DNA find its match, out of the millions ...

dateFeb 08, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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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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