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Unexpected new dynamics for large DNA molecules in liquid suspension
June 8, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Polymer physicists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are today reporting the unexpected and previously unknown behavior of a charged macromolecule such as DNA embedded in a charged hydrogel, where it displays what they call a "topologically frustrated" inability to move or diffuse in the gel, a phenomenon they describe in the current Nature Communications.Full Story
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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