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DNA helix may have arisen with startling ease

January 27, 2019 - General

Trying to explain how DNA and RNA evolved to form such neat spirals has been a notorious enigma in science. But a new study suggests the rotation may have occurred with ease billions of years ago when RNA’s chemical ancestors casually spun into spiralled strands.

Artwork for the study shows the chemical structure of the helix that self-assembled in the lab,
producing surprisingly bountiful results [Credit: Georgia Tech/Nick Hud]In…

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