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Gold Nanoparticles Discovered to Unzip DNA

DNA is a huge, unwieldy molecule that researchers at North Carolina State University have been trying to package in more efficient ways to help improve gene therapies.

DNA Bending and Strand Separation Gold Nanoparticles Discovered to Unzip DNA (video)They’ve been using gold nanoparticles coated with ligands in their studies, but while performing experiments they discovered that the material can actually unzip DNA strands, a finding that may help advance all kinds of genetic research.