Scientists discover quadruple-helix DNA that could prove valuable in fighting cancer

Scientists discover quadruple-helix DNA that could prove valuable in fighting cancer

For the first time, scientists have discovered quadruple-helix DNA in the human body. Until now the general consensus has been that only double-helix strands of DNA were found in nature, with those of the four-strand variety relegated to research labs and test tubes. But Shankar Balasubramanian, a chemistry professor at Cambridge University, has found that they naturally occur in cancer cells. Even more important than the discovery itself, though is the potential quadruple-helix DNA could offer in battling the horrific disease

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Scientists discover quadruple-helix DNA that could prove valuable in fighting cancer

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