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DNA Can Discern Between Two Quantum States

June 5th, 2011 · No Comments

DNA Can Discern Between Two Quantum States, Research Shows
ScienceDaily (June 4, 2011) — Do the principles of quantum mechanics apply to biological systems? Until now, says Prof. Ron Naaman of the Institute’s Chemical Physics Department (Faculty of Chemistry), both biologists and physicists have considered quantum systems and biological molecules to be like apples and oranges. But research he conducted together with scientists in Germany, which appeared recently in Science, shows that a biological molecule — DNA — can discern between quantum states known as spin.

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