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Electric field-driven transport of double-stranded DNA through a synthetic nanopore.


This movie illustrates electric field-driven transport of double-stranded DNA through a synthetic nanopore obtained as a result of a large-scale molecular dynamics simulation. The DNA molecule stretches as it permeates through the pore constriction, tilting its bases, and that enables researchers to detect sequences.

Credit: Aleksei Aksimentiev, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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