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Question: logo issue: not right handed DNA
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7 months ago by
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laurent.lacroix30 wrote:

Hi, if the blue and green strand on the bioconductor logo are meant to represent a DNA helix, the helix is left handed whereas a DNA helix is right handed.

 

 

 

ADD COMMENTlink modified 7 months ago by Martin Morgan ♦♦ 22k • written 7 months ago by laurent.lacroix30
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Martin Morgan ♦♦ 22k
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Martin Morgan ♦♦ 22k wrote:

Yeah, I guess it's meant to symbolize double-stranded DNA, and yeah, thinking about the implied geometry, the helix is probably left-handed! Congrats on spotting this, the first to do so (publicly) in about 8 years! Maybe this represents the imperfect world in which we as scientists struggle?

ADD COMMENTlink written 7 months ago by Martin Morgan ♦♦ 22k
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Well, at least we got the major/minor groove right.

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