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For Unzipping DNA Mysteries--Literally--Cornell Physicists Discover How a Vital Enzyme Works

September 19, 2011

DNA helix With an eye toward understanding DNA replication, Cornell University researchers have learned how a helicase enzyme works to actually unzip the two strands of DNA (Nature, online Sept. 18, 2011.) Full Story

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