Why is it good to keep DNA in the loop?
DNA Loops DNA Folding Cellbiology

Why is it good to keep DNA in the loop?

Roman Barth
Roman Barth

This could be vital in medicine, like cancer therapy and also in understanding how our cells multiply: researchers have identified a mechanism by which long DNA molecules pack themselves into the tiny space inside a cell.

In 10 seconds? Scientists have untangled a mystery – how DNA forms loops in the nucleus of our cells to avoid being tangled and becoming useless. The process also plays a role in transcribing genetic code into proteins which can occasionally malfunction, leading to diseases.

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