A new form of DNA has been discovered inside living human cells for the first time

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  • Discovery of the ‘i-motif’ form of DNA was made by researchers in Sydney  
  • It is unclear what the function is but it could be for ‘reading’ DNA sequences
  • Although researchers have seen the i-motif before, it has only been witnessed under artificial conditions in the laboratory, and not inside cells 
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A new form of DNA has been discovered inside living human cells for the first time.

Named i-motif, the form looks like a twisted ‘knot’ of DNA rather than the well-known double helix.

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It is unclear what the function of the i-motif is, but experts believe it could be for ‘reading’ DNA sequences and converting them into useful substances.

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5650585/Mysterious-new-form-DNA-seen-inside-human-cells-time.html#ixzz5Dboa4Xbu

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