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Effect of chain length on the conformation and friction behaviour of DNA

Date:2013-12-11

“Effect of chain length on the conformation and friction behaviour of DNA” has been selected on the cover paper on the Science China: Technological Science, and it is also publicated on Internet News section “EurekAlert!” by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/scp-tgs120313.php

 

A typical nanopore sequencing process

DNA sequencing seems to be an eternal theme for human due to the desire of ascertaining the nature of life. Professor QIAN Linmao and his group, from Tribology Research Institute, Southwest Jiaotong University, were working on the optimization of the third-generation sequencing technique based on nanopore. They found that long chain DNA with low salt concentration is more conducive to the nanopore sequencing process. Their work, entitled "Effect of chain length on the conformation and friction behaviour of DNA", was published in SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences. 2013, Vol 56(12).