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Does DNA have a color?
Answer 1:

People can see DNA under a very powerful microscope. For example, scientists use what is called a "scanning-tunneling" microscope to view the individual atoms of a DNA molecule. However, these molecules are almost transparent. Scientists may dye the DNA strands different colors in order to view them more easily under the microscope.


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