Cracking the Code of Life at Light Speed

Mike Hunkapiller helped invent the DNA-sequencing machines that read the human genome. Now his company’s tools are decoding everything from insects to cancer cells. The biological code of mankind—three billion pairs of chemical “bases,” twisted clockwise into DNA’s iconic double-helix—was declared fully transcribed, at long last, 15 years ago. On Read more…

Mysterious new form of DNA.

Mysterious new form of DNA seen inside human cells for the first time looks like a ‘twisted knot’ instead of a double helix Discovery of the ‘i-motif’ form of DNA was made by researchers in Sydney   It is unclear what the function is but it could be for ‘reading’ DNA Read more…

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