New Shape of DNA Found in Human Cells
Published:28 Apr.2018    Source:News Medical
DNA double helix discovery is one of the major breakthroughs in human scientific history. Now in a new research, scientists have found that there may be another new shape in the DNA machinery within the cells of humans.

The team of researchers from the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney called this new shape i-motif. The DNA loop typically appeared as a four-stranded knot. In earlier studies, DNA has been described as triple helices and cruciform in shape, but this is the first time that this special i-motif structure has been noted. Researchers are still trying to understand the role of this new structure within humans.