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August 10, 2017

The Slinky Origins of DNA Folding

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The Slinky Origins of DNA Folding

Archaea wrap their DNA (yellow) around proteins called histones (blue), shown above in a 3-D representation. [Francesca Mattiroli]

  • By studying the 3-D structure of proteins bound to DNA in microbes called Archaea, researchers have turned up surprising similarities to DNA packing in more complicated organisms. Listen now for more details!

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