Scientists have developed a technique to show small circles of DNA performing activities inside a cell. He has succeeded in doing this for the first time. The team of researchers at the Leeds, Sheffield, York and John Inns Center, using state-of-the-art molecular force microscope technology and a supercomputer, revealed that the DNA in the folded shape forms a curved shape.
Before now scientists were able to see only static pictures of DENA using microscopes. But now the team from Yorkshire connected super-modern molecular force microscopes to supercomputers to make videos of twisted DNA molecules.
Through this technique, researchers can see the position of each molecule in DNA and how it turns. Dr Ellis Pine of Polymer and Soft Matter at the University of Sheffield made this video. He said, “It was very challenging to see a small thing like DNA like this. Never before had it been seen so deeply. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.