Mar 23, 2023

DNA Double Helix Splits Due to Invasive Nature of Unzipping Process

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Scientists had a hard time reconstructing how complex molecular parts are being held together. However, that was before SISSA’s Cristian Micheletti and his team studied how the DNA double helix unzips when translocated at high velocity through a nanopore.

DNA Double Helix’s Unzipping

DNA has a double helix structure because it consists of two spiral chains of deoxyribonucleic acid. Its shape is reminiscent of a spiral staircase.

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