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Researchers Suggest New Mechanism To Explain DNA Charge Transfer Process

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July 22, 1999
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Georgia Institute Of Technology
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A research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology has proposed a new explanation for how electronic charge transfer occurs in strands of DNA. In the July 20 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the researchers report that electrical charge moves through the DNA bases by creating temporary distortions in their structure as the strands naturally flex.

A research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology has proposed a new explanation for how electronic charge transfer occurs in strands of DNA.


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