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Formation of quadruple helix DNA tracked in live healthy human cells.

Researchers led by Imperial College identify the formation of quadruple helix DNA in healthy living human cells for the first time, tracking how it works, as well as its possible role in cancer. The team states they engineered a fluorescent marker possessing the ability to attach to quadruplex DNA in living human cells, allowing them to define for the first time how the structure forms and what role it plays in cells.

Described as an inbuilt program for making all the proteins vital for the body to survive and function, DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid is an elaborate molecule first discovered in 1869 containing our unique genetic code. Marred in mystery for nearly a century it wasn’t until 1953 when Watson and Crick determined the structure of DNA was a polymer in a

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