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Cryo-EM Structures Reveal Mechanism and Inhibition of DNA Targeting by a CRISPR-Cas Surveillance Complex. Guo TW, Bartesaghi A et al. Cell. 2017 Oct 5;171(2):414-426.e12.

The cryo-EM structure of hibernating 100S ribosome dimer from pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus. Matzov D, Aibara S et al. Nat Commun. 2017 Sep 28;8(1):723.

Actin-based protrusions of migrating neutrophils are intrinsically lamellar and facilitate direction changes. Fritz-Laylin LK, Riel-Mehan M et al. eLife. 2017 Sep 26;6. pii: e26990.

GaudiMM: A modular multi-objective platform for molecular modeling. Rodríguez-Guerra Pedregal J, Sciortino G et al. J Comput Chem. 2017 Sep 15;38(24):2118-2126.

Structural basis of MsbA-mediated lipopolysaccharide transport. Mi W, Li Y et al. Nature. 2017 Sep 14;549(7671):233-237.

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September 12, 2017

A production release candidate (version 1.12) is available; please try it and report any problems. See the release notes for what's new.

March 13, 2017

For a nice 3D-printing protocol that uses Chimera, see 3D Printing of Biomolecular Models for Research and Pedagogy by Da Veiga Beltrame, Tyrwhitt-Drake, et al. today in JoVE!

December 2, 2016

Chimera production release 1.11.2 is now available. This version has been updated to work with changes in NCBI Blast and to avoid crashes on Mac Sierra (see the release notes for details).

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UCSF Chimera is a highly extensible program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data, including density maps, supramolecular assemblies, sequence alignments, docking results, trajectories, and conformational ensembles. High-quality images and animations can be generated. Chimera includes complete documentation and several tutorials, and can be downloaded free of charge for academic, government, nonprofit, and personal use. Chimera is developed by the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS P41-GM103311).

UCSF ChimeraX (or simply ChimeraX) is the next-generation molecular visualization program from the RBVI, following UCSF Chimera.

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DNA and netropsin

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Peroxiredoxin Wreath

Peroxiredoxins are enzymes that help cells cope with stressors such as high levels of reactive oxygen species. The image shows a decameric peroxiredoxin from human red blood cells (Protein Data Bank entry 1qmv), styled as a holiday wreath.

See also the RBVI holiday card gallery.

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