terça-feira, maio 24, 2011

Aperiodic crystal

This is a characteristic that Schrodinger predicted for DNA as the support of genetic information, published in the seminal book "What is life?". This book was based on Schrodinger's lectures at the Trinity College in Dublin in 1943, before the discover of the molecular structure of DNA!
There is a Portuguese translation: Schrödinger, Erwin. O que é a vida? Espírito e matéria. trad. M. L. Pinheiro. Lisboa: Fragmentos, 1989.

segunda-feira, maio 23, 2011

High throughput approach on chromatin dynamics

Check this link for a paper on FAIRE, an approach that reveals the open chromatin (non-condensed with histones), which is available for interaction with proteins that control gene expression.