DNA's helix may have arisen with startling ease (Image 4)
A model of an RNA helix. A new study led by Nicholas Hud, a Regents Professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, suggests the rotation in DNA and RNA may have occurred with ease billions of years ago when RNA’s chemical ancestors casually spun into spiraled strands. [Image 4 of 4 related images. Back to Image 1.]
[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant CHE 15-04217.]
To learn more about this research, see the Georgia Tech news story The helix, of DNA fame, may have arisen with startling ease. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 19, 2019)
Credit: Georgia Tech/Fitrah Hamid
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