Email updates

Keep up to date with the latest news and content from Genome Biology and BioMed Central.

Research news

Hopping along DNA

William Wells

Author Affiliations

Genome Biology 2000, 1:spotlight-20000713-02  doi:10.1186/gb-spotlight-20000713-02

Published: 13 July 2000

The rate at which electrons and holes move along DNA is sufficient to prevent strand-cleavage reactions, but too slow to make DNA a useful molecular wire.