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Detangling DNA replication

DNA is a lengthy molecule—approximately 1,000-fold longer than the cell in which it resides—so it can't be jammed in haphazardly. Rather, it must be neatly organized so proteins involved in critical processes can access ...

dateSep 18, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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The changing shape of DNA

The shape of DNA can be changed with a range of triggers including copper and oxygen—according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

dateMay 24, 2018 in Biochemistry
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The convoluted history of the double-helix

It's been 65 years since the paper "Molecular structure of nucleic acids," by James Watson and Francis Crick, was published in Nature. Or, more prosaically, the paper that first describes the structure of DNA as we know it ...

dateApr 26, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Biomimetic chemistry—DNA mimic outwits viral enzyme

Not only can synthetic molecules mimic the structures of their biological models, they can also take on their functions and may even successfully compete with them, as an artificial DNA sequence designed by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet ...

dateApr 02, 2018 in Biochemistry
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