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DNA: G-quadruplex structures pop up in human cells


Maybe it is not by chance that exactly after 60 years from the discovery of the double helix of DNA another relevant discovery has occurred: it is the discovery of existence of G-quadruplex structures pop in human genome, that have now become visible in human cells for the first time, while they were so far proved only in vitro. The news comes from the University of Cambridge, where an Italian researcher works too: Giulia Biffi, Ph.D. student from Pavia and College Ghislieri. Such discover could open relevant possibilities in the treatment of diseases (particularly, cancer) as regards the ambit of "personalised medicine".

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Quantitative visualization of DNA G-quadruplex structures in human cells

'Quadruple helix' DNA seen in human cells

Four-strand DNA structure found in cells

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