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Submission + - Scientists discover how DNA is folded within the n (

mikael writes: is reporting that scientists have discovered how DNA is folded within the nucleus of a cell such that active genes remain accessible without becoming tangled. The first observation is that genes are actually stored in two locations. The first location acts as a cache where all active genes are kept. The second location is a more denser storage area where inactive genes are kept. The second observation is that all genes are stored as ">fractal globules which allows genes that are used together to be adjacent to each other when folded, even though they may be far apart when unfolded.
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