[ExI] DNA: quantum correlations?

Ross Evans ross.evans11 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 22:33:33 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 11:00 PM, scerir <scerir at libero.it> wrote:

> http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/25375/
> The relevance of continuous variable entanglement in DNA
> http://arxiv.org/abs/1006.4053
> Elisabeth Rieper, Janet Anders, Vlatko Vedral
> Abstract: We consider a chain of harmonic oscillators with dipole-dipole
> interaction between nearest neighbours resulting in a van der Waals type
> bonding. The binding energies between entangled and classically correlated
> states are compared. We apply our model to DNA. By comparing our model with
> numerical simulations we conclude that entanglement may play a crucial role
> in
> explaining the stability of the DNA double helix.
> [please notice that Vlatko Vedral is a real name in the field
> of quantish matters]
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Classical physics serves as a sufficient explanation for this stability, and
unless this trio can offer some serious experimental evidence, their
speculations serve no useful purpose.

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