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+ - Tearing DNA Apart Found to Have 3 Possible Outcomes

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An anonymous reader writes "What happens when a DNA strand, the blueprint containing the genetic code of all life, is mechanically stretched and thus disintegrates? This case is very common, with DNA in cells often subject to mechanical force. For the first time, scientists employing advanced physics techniques showed that the DNA structure will be disrupted in one of three distinct ways when the DNA molecule is stretched, depending on the environment where it occurs."
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Tearing DNA Apart Found to Have 3 Possible Outcomes

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