Scientists Explain How DNA Manages to Stay Untangled

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Fri, Oct 16th, 2009 10:19 by capnasty NEWS

A new paper from scientists at MIT, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Harvard University reveals the three-dimensional structure of the human genome and answers the thorny question of how each of our cells, which are about a hundredth of a millimetre in diameter, stows some three billion base pairs of DNA that, when stretched, are over two metres long.

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