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  • Charged graphene gives DNA a stage to perform molecular gymnastics

    Illinois professor Alek Aksimentiev and graduate student Manish Shankla found that it is possible to control how DNA goes through a graphene nanopore for sequencing by applying an electric charge to the graphene.

    Illinois professor Alek Aksimentiev and graduate student Manish Shankla found that it is possible to control how DNA goes through a graphene nanopore for sequencing by applying an electric charge to the graphene.

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  • To reach Alek Aksimentiev, call 217-333-6495; email aksiment@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Conformational Transitions and Stop-and-Go Nanopore Transport of Single Stranded DNA on Charged Graphene,” is available online.