Wednesday, October 14, 2009

How Nature Stores Information

idnet.com.au posted A stunningly elegant solution to storing information at Uncommon Descent. It links to Comprehensive Mapping of Long-Range Interactions Reveals Folding Principles of the Human Genome by Erez Lieberman-Aiden et. al. At issue among other things are specifics related to storing genetic information and the compartmentalization of DNA within the nucleus. Different locations hold active and inactive genes. There is a dynamic flow correlating to gene expression. DNA has the capacity to condense and form a very dense structure able to fold and unfold to suit cellular needs.

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