Unexpected new dynamics for large DNA molecules in liquid suspension

Posted by on June 8, 2018 12:56 pm
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Polymer physicists 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.

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