From phys.org: “Second layer of information in DNA confirmed”

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June 8, 2016
Erik Arends

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The rigid base-pair model is forced, using 28 constraints (indicated by red spheres), into a lefthanded superhelical path that mimics the DNA conformation in the nucleosome. Credit: Leiden Institute of Physics

Leiden theoretical physicists have proven that DNA mechanics, in addition to genetic information in DNA, determines who we are. Helmut Schiessel and his group simulated many DNA sequences and found a correlation between mechanical cues and the way DNA is folded. They have published their results in PLoS One.

When James Watson and Francis Crick identified the structure of DNA molecules in 1953, they revealed that DNA information determines who we are. The sequence of the letters G, A, T and C in the famous double helix determines what proteins are made ny our cells. If you have brown eyes, for example, this is because a series of letters in your DNA encodes…

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2 thoughts on “From phys.org: “Second layer of information in DNA confirmed”

  1. Awesome! What we think of as “Instinct” must be long term memory, encoded into the DNA strand. Otherwise, how can a dog do complex doggy things when it’s never been taught by other dogs? Is this where our memory’s of living a previous life come from?? I think so!

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