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A Code Beyond Genetics in DNA

July 26th, 2006 · No Comments

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A second code superimposed onto the first … props if get the Contact reference.

“Researchers believe they have found a second code in DNA in addition to the genetic code.

The genetic code specifies all the proteins that a cell makes. The second code, superimposed on the first, sets the placement of the nucleosomes, miniature protein spools around which the DNA is looped. The spools both protect and control access to the DNA itself.

The discovery, if confirmed, could open new insights into the higher order control of the genes, like the critical but still mysterious process by which each type of human cell is allowed to activate the genes it needs but cannot access the genes used by other types of cell.”

NYT – Scientists Say They’ve Found a Code Beyond Genetics in DNA | Print version

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