• Question: is there a specific way DNA turns. if so, then which way does it turn

    Asked by planetdren to Alex, Amy, Andy, Georgia, Ollie on 15 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Ollie Russell

      Ollie Russell answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      DNA turns in an anti clockwise way. It has one complete turn every 3.4 nanometers.

    • Photo: Andy MacLeod

      Andy MacLeod answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      Which means if you had a giant spiral staircase shaped like a DNA molecule, and you walked up the steps in the middle, you’d always be turning to the left.