Scientists Manage To Get Picture Of DNA's Double Helix

November 29, 2012

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Seen here looking suspiciously like a hair under a microscope, scientists have managed to capture an image of DNA's double helix structure for the first time, officially ending the era of me being able to claim DNA is actually shaped like little rainbows. Truly a sad day.

The image was taken by Enzo di Fabrizio from the University of Genoa, Italy. He choreographed the scene by pulling a small strand of DNA from a diluted solution and then propping it up like a clothesline between two nanoscopic silicon pillars.

Man, actually taking a picture of DNA -- that's insane. So is taking pictures of roadkill. Taking closeups of your butt so you can examine it better than you could in a mirror? That's totally normal. I mean I can't be the only one, right?

Thanks to Shawn, who claims he took a picture of a naked lady once but he wouldn't show it to me so I don't believe him.

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