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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

JILA Study Finds Crowding Has Big Effects on Biomolecules

Caption: This is an artist's conception of an RNA molecule (large purplish ladder) in the process of folding as it is crowded by a common polymer, polyethylene glycol (turquoise strands). RNA folds more frequently -- that is, the branch on the left folds upward -- when it is crowded.

Credit: Baxley/JILA and Talbott/NIST

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