Solution to the left-handed DNA challenge

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Apr 2015

Juris Meija

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Solution to the left-handed DNA challenge

Anal Bioanal Chem Solution to the left-handed DNA challenge Juris Meija 0 ) Measurement Science and Standards, National Research Council Canada , 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6 , Canada During your next chemistry conference trip, pay close attention to the gamut of logos of biotechnology companies, almost all of which nowadays incorporate an image of the DNA double helix. You will be surprised how many of them feature the infamous left-handed DNA. Many more examples of left-handed DNA can be found on the World-Wide Web. In particular, noteworthy is Tom Schneider's virtual gallery, the Left Handed DNA Hall of Fame [2]. - Depictions of left-handed DNA are easy to come by. Here are some example answers to the left-handed DNA challenge [1]: 1. On a stamp: (1) 1964 Israeli stamp, or (2) 2002 Italian stamp 2. On a banknote: Turkish five-lira banknote 3. On a coin: (1) 2014 Congolese two-thousand-franc silver coin, or (2) the edge of a 2003 UK two-pound coin 4. On a TIME cover: 17 January 1994 5. On the cover of Watsons The Double Helix: (1) Pen guin 2001 paperback edition, or (2) Penguin 1997 hardcover edition 6. In a presidential caricature: Newsweek (USA) 24 August 1998 7. During the Olympic ceremony: Opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens 1. Meija J ( 2015 ) Left-handed DNA challenge . Anal Bioanal Chem 407 : 645 - 646 2. Schneider T ( 2015 ) The left handed DNA hall of fame . http://users.

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Juris Meija. Solution to the left-handed DNA challenge, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2015, 3267, DOI: 10.1007/s00216-015-8582-9