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Mark the paper down the middle. On a standard sheet of paper that's 4 1/4".
Make one line 3/8" from each edge and do the same on either side of the middle line. This creates the Sugar Phosphate Backbone of the DNA.
Now, use your ruler to make a line every inch down the line. make sure these are even or it won't turn out right. Then make a line ...
Using the lines on each side, fold one up and the other down.
Using the lines as a guide fold each of the rectangles back. It should now curl up into a little tube on it's own.
You should have no trouble doing this.
Fold back on each diagonal line. Only fold inside of the rectangle. It should now twist into a spiral.
Starting at the top gently collapse the entire thing. Try not to crush it! Then pinch it together and make sure all of the folds are creased.
Let go of the compressed DNA strand. Congratulations! You just finished!
For people who don't know all that much about DNA: DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid. It resides inside the nucleolus, which is in the nucleus of ...
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