In the framework of a multistep mechanism in which environmental motion triggers comparatively faster elementary electron-transfer steps and stabilizes hole-transfer products, microscopic coherence is crucial for rationalizing the observed yield ratios of oxidative damage to DNA. Interference among probability amplitudes of indistinguishable electron-transfer paths is able to drastically change the final outcome of charge transport, even in DNA oligomers constituted by similar building blocks, and allows for reconciling apparently discordant experimental observations. Properly tailored DNA oligomers appear to be a promising workbench for studying tunneling in the presence of dissipation at the macroscopic level.
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