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Double helix

The 3D structure of DNA, the chemical that encodes genetic information. Two strands of DNA stick together into a 'twisted zip' structure, in which pairs of chemical bases (A-T and C-G) make up the teeth of the zip.

Articles using this Glossary Item

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New report highlights size and strengths of UK genomics sector 9 August 2021 News
Sensing changes in DNA structure implicated in disease 10 May 2021 News
Human quadruple-stranded DNA discovered 27 July 2020 News
New 'prime' genome editing offers promise 28 October 2019 News
Study suggests 96 percent of people 'immune' to CRISPR/Cas9 5 November 2018 News
New DNA structure found in human cells 30 April 2018 News
Board Game Review: The Genomics Game 19 February 2018 Review
CRISPR pioneer's lab develops system to target infections and cancer 19 February 2018 News
New CRISPR technique reverses diabetes and kidney failure in mice without cutting DNA 11 December 2017 News
Real-time film shows CRISPR in action 20 November 2017 News
Podcast Review: The Life Scientific - Jennifer Doudna 25 September 2017 Review
Event Review: Wellcome Collection Packed Lunch - DNA Repair 17 July 2017 Review
How new 'molecular scissors' may give crisper CRISPR 10 July 2017 News
If you could alter the characteristics of future generations, would you do it? 22 May 2017 Comment
Genetic basis of schizophrenia unfolds 24 October 2016 News
CRISPR upgrade promises single-letter gene editing 25 April 2016 News
BRCA1 link to Alzheimer's disease 7 December 2015 News
Theatre Review: Photograph 51 19 October 2015 Review
Nobel Prize for DNA repair scientists 12 October 2015 News
Radio Review: FutureProofing - Life 21 September 2015 Review
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Events using this Glossary Item

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Mutant Scum
2 July 2009 7.45pm Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ, UK
A night of literary mayhem featuring original stories that give the double helix an extra twist...