Scientists Create Largest Simulation of Entire Gene of DNA

Scientists Create Largest Simulation of Entire Gene of DNA

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) have created the largest simulation of an entire gene of DNA. This simulation required modeling one billion atoms and will help scientists better understand and develop cures for cancer and other diseases.

Karissa Sanbonmatsu, a LANL researcher and NMC affiliate, states “It is important to understand DNA at this level of detail in order to understand how genes turn on and off.”

This study was published in the Journal of Computational Chemistry on April 17, 2019. This research was a partnership between researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the New Mexico Consortium, the RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Japan, and New York University.

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Scientists Create First Billion-Atom Biomolecular Simulation by Nick Njegomir