Friday, November 30, 2012

Portrait of DNA

Impressive science news: for the first time, DNA has been truly photographed. Italian scientist Enzo Di Fabrizio, physics professor at the Magna Graecia University in Catanzaro AND Head of the Nanostructures Department of the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa (sheesh, what an overachiever...), and his team used a high-powered electron microscope to catch actual images of strands of DNA, the building blocks that support all life, suspended like a tightrope between two very small silicon structures. Truly breathtaking.

His published findings can be read on-line here!

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