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  • First atom-level structure of packaged viral genome reveals new properties, dynamics

    Two researchers sit with an image of an atomic-level simulation of DNA, shown in red, packed into a viral capsid, shown in blue

    The first atom-level model of a DNA-packed viral capsid reveals genome structure and possible new drug targets, University of Illinois researchers report. Pictured, from left: physics professor Aleksei Aksimentiev and research scientist Christopher Maffeo. 

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Aleksei Aksimentiev, email The paper “The structure and physical properties of a packaged bacteriophage particle” is available online

    The National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health supported this work through grant R01-GM137015.