'Quadruple helix' DNA discovered in human cells

Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 15:30 in Biology & Nature

In 1953, Cambridge researchers Watson and Crick published an article describing the interweaving "double helix" DNA structure -- the chemical code for all life. Now, in the year of that scientific landmark's 60th Anniversary, Cambridge researchers have published another article demonstrating that four-stranded "quadruple helix" DNA structures -- known as G-quadruplexes -- also exist within the human genome.

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