Wolfgang Schreier is lead author on a paper in today's Science ($) in which a team of scientists report witnessing DNA being damaged as a result of exposure to UV light. Using infrared spectroscopy, scientists saw that not only did the DNA sustain damage, but it did so after less than one picosecond of exposure.

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