nucleic acid


a: Nucleic acid ~
b: a zipper

What: "We sometimes use the analogy that the nucleic acid is like a zipper - our process is like spot-welding the zipper shut in many places so you can no longer open the zipper and it can no longer do its job. The system we are developing for red blood cells uses a similar process but the chemical is activated without using light."

Writer: Claus Glassell
Date: Oct 25 2013 3:30 PM

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