Inside Cover, Volume 113, Issue 4


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The use of DNA as a molecular wire is explored by Peng Xie, Hiroyuki Teramae, Kai Liu, and Yuriko Aoki in the article on page 489. This theoretical investigation focuses in detail on the influence of the base composition and base sequence on the DNA conductivity, highlighting the role of the special guanine base in the charge transfer process, in which it can form an electron loss center.