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  • Researchers embrace imperfection to improve biomolecule transport

    Laboratory-engineered membrane defects with edges that spiral downward would give biomolecules like DNA, RNA and proteins no other option than to sink into a nanopore for delivery, sorting and analysis.

    Laboratory-engineered membrane defects with edges that spiral downward would give biomolecules like DNA, RNA and proteins no other option than to sink into a nanopore for delivery, sorting and analysis.

    Graphic courtesy Manish Shankla

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

    The paper “Step-defect guided delivery of DNA to a graphene nanopore” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1038/s41565-019-0514-y