RNA conformation: Lightening up invisible states

February 16th, 2016 by Yun-Xing Wang

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 126 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2030

Author: Yun-Xing Wang

The versatility of RNA is achieved in part through its ability to adopt various shapes of structures. A new technology called X-ray scattering interferometry enables the detection of 'invisible' states by lighting up gold pairs tagged to RNA molecules.