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The DNA Mystery: Scientists Stumped By "Telepathic" Abilities


DNA has been found to have a bizarre ability to put itself together, even at a distance, when according to known science it shouldn't be able to. Explanation: None, at least not yet.

Scientists are reporting evidence that contrary to our current beliefs about what is possible, intact double-stranded DNA has the “amazing” ability to recognize similarities in other DNA strands from a distance. Somehow they are able to identify one another, and the tiny bits of genetic material tend to congregate with similar DNA. The recognition of similar sequences in DNA’s chemical subunits, occurs in a way unrecognized by science. There is no known reason why the DNA is able to combine the way it does, and from a current theoretical standpoint this feat should be chemically impossible.

Even so, research published in ACS’ Journal of Physical Chemistry B, shows very clearly that homology recognition between sequences of several hundred nucleotides occurs without physical contact or presence of proteins. Double helixes of DNA can recognize matching molecules from a distance and then gather together, all seemingly without help from any other molecules or chemical signals.

In the study, scientists observed the behavior of fluorescently tagged DNA strands placed in water that contained no proteins or other material that could interfere with the experiment. Strands with identical nucleotide sequences were about twice as likely to gather together as DNA strands with different sequences. No one knows how individual DNA strands could possibly be communicating in this way, yet somehow they do. The “telepathic” effect is a source of wonder and amazement for scientists.

“Amazingly, the forces responsible for the sequence recognition can reach across more than one nanometer of water separating the surfaces of the nearest neighbor DNA,” said the authors Geoff S. Baldwin, Sergey Leikin, John M. Seddon, and Alexei A. Kornyshev and colleagues.

This recognition effect may help increase the accuracy and efficiency of the homologous recombination of genes, which is a process responsible for DNA repair, evolution, and genetic diversity. The new findings may also shed light on ways to avoid recombination errors, which are factors in cancer, aging, and other health issues.

Posted by Rebecca Sato.

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Source: ACS’ Journal of Physical Chemistry B


If you ask me, quantum mechanics may be involved, also it reminds me in a way the mysterious growth of the quasicrystals.

Amazing, incentivating and seemingly complex to find out how it occurrs.

Nevertheless, there exists practical proof that humas have the (seemingly) inherent capacity of repairing their organisms by means of a huge tool, which is the brain, but up to now nobody whom I've approached has shown any interest in this proven fact. This includes the Medic who operated my shattered kneecap and left me as an invalid, with a stiff leg, for life. Dr. Branez and other medics keep insisting that there is no way to regenerate cartilage tissues, although I regenerated my kneecap 100%, which ended up in a different form than the original, since the small piece that was used to connect the tendons to, was from one of its extremes (molecular memory). In 1996, I achieved the regeneration of a crushed intervertebral disc. Wrote a booklet and tried to give it away.. unseccessfuly.
If there is anyone interested, I authorize the Galaxy people to give them my mail. It is a quite simple and practical process.

Simon Says

Nothing magics.

Expectably and in accordance with my previous asserts, the DNA languages have NOT been mapped yet as not even known to exist or recognized.

The 'Hunam genoma mapped means' not much....they should seek languages among DNA entities.

The rest is a mere consequence.


I tend to agree with the previous comment. I wonder if this has anything to do with the EPR paradox, which operates on the quantum scale, with the above, being a manifestation of the much the same on a macromolecular scale ??
Viz :

Just a "random" thought ! (=;

Oops..wrong chronological sequencing of comments. I should have said the first comment, rather than the previous comment ! Sorry !
A "random error" perhaps !

A whole nanometer? The diameter of a single atom is typically between 0.1 and 0.5 nanometer. So while there may not yet be a detailed explanation, it's not as marvelous as it is made to sound.

Bumpy was essentially correct : Here are some pertinent atomic *radii* in nm ( nanometres )- double these to get diameters :

Hydrogen : 0.037 nm , Carbon : 0.077 nm ,
Oxygen = Nitrogen : 0.074 nm ( at 2 sf ).

So when the author of this article states "across *more* than one nanometre of water" , what actual range of distances are you really talking about for this "telepathic" effect ?

Now back to more domestic & other chores ! (=;

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In response to Sirian's very interesting comment. I am interested to learn what you did. I am a NLP etc. therapist and also do healing. I would appreciate learning how you regenerated your disc and kneecap. I think the body can be capable of seemingly miraculous healing (though I have not personally experienced this). I only learned the other day that brain cells can regenerate! Regards

Is it a step towards understanding what awareness/consciousness is all about scientifically? The heart of life lies in consciousness and so also the mystery about the birth of the universe out of nothing physical existing prior to the Big bang. Nature is bigger than the science we practice today. Let us keep our head and mind open to the wonders in this world!

To "Simon Salosny" - I have longed believed that human's have the ability to heal themselves using our own mental abilities. I never really had a situation where it was required to do on myself but I am really interested in learning about yours. Please email me:

I wrote a whole book about it.
It explains the mechanisms involved.

A friend e-mailed this DNA article to me. My apologies for introducing the mystical into a scientific area, but a passion of mine is the belief that science will one day understand and explain religion - particularly Christianity/the Bible.

One of my mystical experiences was about DNA and creation. It may explain the 'telepathic' abilities of DNA. Feel free to check it out. I would love to have others far more knowledgeable than I inspect my hypothesis:

You set up straw men and shoot them down. Bravo! “bizarre ability to put itself together, even at a distance, when according to known science it shouldn't be able to” “occurs in a way unrecognized by science” etc.etc.
Although these interactions might be fascinating and wonderful, they are not bizarre or in any way unknown to science or scientists who work with DNA.
Firstly, we are talking about physical interactions over very small distances. On such a scale we don’t need light speeds to accomplish a large number of interactions. Secondly, the paired strands in a double stranded DNA molecule are held together in a dynamic way. We say they ‘breathe’. Depending on the temperature, the molecules will be single stranded for a percentage of the time especially if there are no proteins holding them together. Thirdly, paring of homologous single strands happens fast because all of the base pairs don’t need to find each other individually. When a few happen to be in a relatively stable position (maximum number of hydrogen bonds, paired up) their neighbors come along for the ride. So imagine the molecules jumping around a lot but spending more time in the most stable configurations. Most stable will be with the paired strand, but some of the time pairing will be with part of another “double stranded” homologous DNA molecule. Thus the free DNA will not be randomly distributed in the media but spend more time where they ‘stick’ for a while.

That is off the charts cool. Yet another hint that gm foods should be banned.

This story was previously posted on 16 July, 2009 under the heading "Does DNA have 'telepathic' properties? -experts say "yes"". Any fresh news Rebecca?

Great post, great image! Where is it from?

Perhaps what is happening here is similar to the Aharonov-Bohm effect.

See this site for more info.

Notice the similarity between DNA's double helix, and the experiment above involving a single helix. Molecules can conduct electric fields/charge across their structure, so without too much thought, I can see an explanation for this effect, even if we don't fully understand it yet.

As for ESP, well it may exist, and if it does no doubt it's an effect of quantum mechanice working in the brain. What about entanglement??? If the big bang is correct, then everything was in superposition at the time of the big bang, so could there still be residues of entanglement scattered across the universe now???? Maybe!!!!

When man sinned , there went the neighbourhood - the genes have never been the same since. Everything we do is registered on our genes...we can't escape ourselves. Science doesn't want you to know this. That would be an admission that there is a God.

Fascinating! There is a whole body of information on the "invisible" aspects of DNA written by Lee Carroll on Pretty mind stretching. One day science and spirituality will find much common ground.

There is no mystery here, scientists are not stumped! These observations are the result of well understood mechanisms. Most of molecular biology relies on this stuff. We are talking about undergrad level understanding. Poor joke or lack of science editing staff?

The universe is said to emit a certain type of music. As in the macro, the micro "universe" may operate similarly. If each DNA strand emits a unique frequency recognizable at a distance, perhaps it is not unlike a sound wave traveling through a medium. In this case, all living things have a low-level electrical charge in a water/electrolyte base. DNA recognition could well be the "music". In the world we better understand, all music is generated using only 8 chords. How many "tones" do DNA have? The possibilities are fantastic.

This is actually old news, but interesting nonetheless.

Can somebody please check if any follow-up study has been conducted?

For those who are interested in speculation on how telepathy might actually work I recently wrote an essay titled: Human-Alien Telepathic Connections Into An Extra-Physical Substance/Medium at:

The double stranded DNA molecules were free to "gather together" in the study. See the following for a description of the single stranded bubbles that spontaneously form in double stranded molecules.

There are many more studies of this effect. Obviously the single stranded portions of an otherwise double stranded molecule can extend much further than "one nanometer". Thus we have physical interaction. No need to invoke any weird "telepathic" nonsense.

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