The Discovery of ‘Supercoiled’ DNA

by Meghna Kumar The popular “double-helix” model of DNA can be found in nearly every biology textbook at both the high school and college level. But new research may show that this model no longer holds true and that DNA actually coils into a “menagerie” of strands. In 1953, biologists James Watson and Francis Crick discovered what is now known as the double-helix model of … Continue reading The Discovery of ‘Supercoiled’ DNA