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‘Supercoiled’ DNA puts the simple double helix to shame

Crazy twisted DNA, superimposed with a simulation predicting its shape. (Thana Sutthibutpong) When most of us think of DNA, we think of that iconic double helix shape.
Washington Post

Beyond the Helix: ‘Supercoiled’ DNA Twists into Crazy Shapes

New research shows that DNA coils into crazy shapes. Here, images of tiny DNA looped into a figure-8, frozen and viewed with microscopy (yellow), with a computer simulation of its predicted shape superimposed.

Supercoiled DNA is Far More Dynamic than the ‘Watson-Crick’ Double Helix, Says Study

Leeds, UK (Scicasts) — Researchers have imaged in unprecedented detail the three-dimensional structure of supercoiled DNA, revealing that its shape is much more dynamic than the well-known double helix.

Studiare il DNA oltre la doppia elica – Le Scienze

All’interno delle cellule, la forma tridimensionale e biologicamente attiva del DNA è frutto di diversi ripiegamenti e attorcigliamenti della sua struttura lineare, che ora sono stati analizzati in laboratorio con un dettaglio senza precedenti.
Le Scienze

Supercoiled DNA More Dynamic Than Watson-Crick Double Helix, 3D Imaging Reveals

The images show the structure of the DNA calculated with the supercomputer simulations (in color) superimposed on the cryo-electron tomography data (in white or yellow).
Tech Times

Images of supercoiled DNA show complex, dynamic structure

LEEDS, England, Oct. 13 (UPI) — Everyone knows the double helix, the iconic double-stranded molecules of DNA, but new research suggests the image is a simplified approximation.

Sorry, Watson & Crick: DNA isn’t shaped like a double helix after all

The shape and structure of supercoiled DNA is far more complex and dynamic than the widely accepted, traditional “double helix” terminology long accepted by molecular biologists indicates, according to new research published Monday in the journal…

Newly Unraveled Dynamic Structure Of DNA Could Pave Way For Better Medicines

New simulations revealed that the molecule of life is more than the rigid, static double helix structure highlighted by James Watson and Francis Crick in their 1953 paper.
Tech Times