News tagged with dna strands

Computing with biochemical circuits made easy

Electronic circuits are found in almost everything from smartphones to spacecraft and are useful in a variety of computational problems from simple addition to determining the trajectories of interplanetary satellites. At ...

dateFeb 23, 2017 in Biochemistry
shares578 comments 0

Hijacking the double helix for replication

For years, scientists have puzzled over what prompts the intertwined double-helix DNA to open its two strands and then start replication. Knowing this could be the key to understanding how organisms - from healthy cells to ...

dateDec 13, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
shares25 comments 0

'Neighbor maps' reveal the genome's 3-D shape

A group coordinated by SISSA Trieste has built a 3-D computer model of the human genome. The shape of DNA (and its sequence) affects biological processes and is crucial for understanding its function. The study has provided ...

dateOct 27, 2016 in Biotechnology
shares28 comments 0