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BBC News - 'Quadruple Helix' DNA Seen in Human Cells

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- 1974 days ago -
Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time. The famous "molecule of life", which carries our genetic code, is more familiar to us as a double helix.

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Sue Matheson (79)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:15 pm
fascinating. thanks.

Roger G (154)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:29 pm
noted, thanks !

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:06 pm
Very interesting, thanks.

Jaime Alves (52)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 7:44 am
Noted, thanks.

David C (129)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 8:51 am
wow, really cool!!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 12:16 pm
Noted ,Thanks.

Brad Kraus (6)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 12:47 pm
Thanks for the post. Fascinating!

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 12:58 pm
A writer on physics I'm reading just now describes how, in a radio program on "Science and Religion," the interviewer finished talking to the religious speaker, then turned to him to say "And here's the man who claims to know everything." So he had to start by explaining that scientists don't think they know everything, they know there's always something more to discover.

I remember a toy from my childhood, a cellophane fish that used to roll and twist in response to the moisture in your hand. Amazing that its descendant might be powerful enough to drive generators.

Alan G (16)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:21 pm
cue the newage alien conspiracy believers.

Robert O (12)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:28 am
Thanks Elizabeth.

Wendy C (109)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:30 am
wow, really interesting discovery!

Bruno Moreira (61)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 7:35 am

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:06 am

Carmen S (611)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:13 pm
wow, very interesting, thanks Elizabeth

Sergio Padilla (65)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:23 pm
Saw it yesterday, veri interesting and strange!

Claudia O (73)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:44 pm
We still have so very much to learn. Just when we think we have nothing new to discover, we discover something new.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:16 pm
There is no way this can do a body good. Really. It will/can only produce errors.

Melania Padilla (122)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:44 am
Got this to my inbox few days ago, very fascinating! We are to discover great things!

Suzanne L (99)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:00 pm
I love the painting of the quadruplex DNA. It looks like a Jungian mandala. I think the real progress in cancer therapy/treatment will come at the molecular level. TY for posting.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:00 pm
hummm thanks
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