Quantum Entangled DNA?
(quantum biology caveat - this is a massively contentious area for biology, but a fascinating one when it comes to considering the forces that may need to be modelled to manipulate life)
To find out if quantum entanglement is inherent to DNA Elisabeth Rieper of National University of Singapore and colleagues constructed a simplified theoretical model of DNA in which each nucleotide consists of a cloud of electrons around a central positive nucleus. This negative cloud can move relative to the nucleus, creating a dipole. And the movement of the cloud back and forth is a harmonic oscillator.
When the nucleotides bond to form a base, these clouds must oscillate in opposite directions to ensure the stability of the structure. These oscillations are posited as phonons, entitling the authors to hypothesise a role for quantum entanglement in holding the structure of the double helix in place.
Hypothetically entanglement may have an influence on the way that information is read off a strand of DNA.