chemical visualization of a G-quadruplex
Strange DNA Structures Linked to Cancer
A study reveals a connection between the loss of enzymes responsible for removing methyl groups from DNA, nucleic acid knots, and cancer development in mice.
Strange DNA Structures Linked to Cancer
Strange DNA Structures Linked to Cancer

A study reveals a connection between the loss of enzymes responsible for removing methyl groups from DNA, nucleic acid knots, and cancer development in mice.

A study reveals a connection between the loss of enzymes responsible for removing methyl groups from DNA, nucleic acid knots, and cancer development in mice.

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DNA structure
DNA cell on scientific background
Mechanism of a Genome Packaging Machine Discovered
Ruth Williams | Jan 17, 2022
Detailed analyses of cohesin’s movements indicate how this protein complex hauls chromatin fibers to package DNA into loops.
The hinge region of cohesin pulls DNA to two head regions, like a person’s hand-to-hand motion of pulling on a rope.
Infographic: How Genome-Packaging Protein Cohesin Handles DNA
Ruth Williams | Jan 17, 2022
The hinge region of cohesin pulls DNA to two head regions, like a person’s hand-to-hand motion of pulling on a rope.
Study: DNA Folding Patterns Revealed
Aggie Mika | Jul 28, 2017
Recent data suggest that instead of folding into rigid higher-order structures, chromatin is malleable and diverse.