New Imaging Technique Overturns Longstanding Textbook Model of DNA Folding

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 14:02 in Biology & Nature

Researchers funded by NIH have developed an imaging method that reveals a much more diverse and flexible DNA-protein chromatin chain than previously thought. The result suggests a nimbler structure to regulate gene expression, and provide a mechanism for chemical modifications of DNA to be maintained as cells divide.

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