It never ceases to amaze me how brilliant the processes involved in DNA activity are. In this chromatin definition we see something happening that is similar to writing important information on a scroll, then rolling it up and tucking it away.
When we need to access the information, we unroll the scroll, a process called “remodeling”! To top it off, the scroll is six feet long!
I sometimes wonder if we can learn from the design processes in nature and apply it to our own information systems. Perhaps we can build a model of information technology which scrolls up information in this manner, allowing us to put more and more information in smaller and smaller spaces.