I have created a monster in the form of DNA CANDY! What I have created in this 3D virtual world is something I want to eat, but will never be able to touch. Did I mean to make my DNA look like candy? Yes. I was inspired by bright, delicious colors and candy-like texture. (which in these pictures looks a little glassy too). I might change the textures to look more “realistic” in the future, but I like what I have at this point. Take a look!
You can see the little chemical groups (the orange and red groups) that attach to the histone’s tail and cause the DNA to unwind- this leads to the transcription of the DNA and then production of proteins. Voila!