How DNA is Folded in Cells and Why it Matters
DNA is the software that makes every living thing on our planet work. DNA is also a molecule that can be meters in length. So how does it fit inside a cell, and does it matter? Although very long, a DNA molecule is extremely thin, not more than a few water molecules across, which is why it easily fits inside a cell once it's been folded many thousands of times. How it folds is important. Dr. Jane Kondev explains the basic science of how DNA is folded up in viruses and cells and how solving this folding puzzle might affect our understanding of disease and cancer.
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