keep the trivia questions coming

Tom Schneider toms at fcsparc6.ncifcrf.gov
Sat Oct 15 13:28:09 EST 1994


In article <uxa.cso.uiuc.edu-280994181305 at 128.174.101.139> uxa.cso.uiuc.edu
(Labuser 1) writes:

>Please keep the trivia questions coming they are better than the ones I
>originally came up with!

Here's one that would help to solve a pet peeve of mine: 
 
Question: DNA twists like a screw.  Is it in the same direction as regular screws 
or in the opposite direction? 
 
It turns out that many molecular biologists and molecular biology companies 
publish the wrong answer, yet it is fundamental and the answer is true for all
living things on the planet!
 
Answer: DNA is right handed, just like a screw. 
 
  Tom Schneider
  National Cancer Institute
  Laboratory of Mathematical Biology
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  toms at ncifcrf.gov
  http://fconvx.ncifcrf.gov:2001/~toms/info.html



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