Wei-Hung’s DNA origami paper is accepted

We are delighted to learn that Wei-Hung’s paper “Stretching DNA Origami: Effect of Nicks and Holliday Junctions on the Axial Stiffness” is now accepted to be published in Nucleic Acids Research. As true stretchologists, in our lab we try to stretch everything – from tissues, to cells, to molecules. When we stretched DNA origamis, a counterintuitive phenomenon regarding the mechanical properties of DNA was revealed – which launched years of exploration. This is a collaborative project between our group and the group of Prof. Stavros Gaitanaros at the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering , with great inputs and technical support from Prof. Remi Veneziano at the Department of Bioengineering, George Mason University.  There are moments of scratching our heads for weeks, but mostly we had a lot of fun. Congratulations team!

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