Shape Shifting by DNA (image) InsideOutBio Share Print E-Mail Caption Under physiological conditions, certain sequences can adopt either the left-handed or right-handed DNA conformation and change the RNA readout from a gene, affecting how cells respond to their environment. These sequences, called flipons, encode genetic information by their shape. Credit Alan Herbert Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.