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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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Rivers of life
Asylum Cypher High Resolution AFM

Image provided by Sinan Arslan, Taekjip Ha Lab

Research funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The sinuous structures shown here are made of DNA, a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. The instrument used reveals DNA’s helix structure, seen in these images as a striped pattern. These images were collected with Sophia Hohlbauch from Asylum Research.