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Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Gold Nanoparticles Pulling on DNA

Caption: Because gold nanoparticles have a slight positive charge from the ligands, and DNA is always negatively charged, the DNA and nanoparticles are pulled together into complex packages.

Credit: Yaroslava Yingling, North Carolina State University

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