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February 18, 2020

Molecular orbitals of a portion of DNA molecule

The molecular orbitals of a portion of DNA molecule, a key component of the genetic code.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grants MCB 1616590, MCB 1244570, PHY 1430124 and ACI 1713784.]

Learn more about this research in the University of Illinois news story Team brings subatomic resolution to computational microscope. (Date image taken: February 2018; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Feb. 18, 2020)

Credit: Marcelo Melo and Rafael C. Bernardi, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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