Explosion factor widget

Sometimes in the lab puzzles a control called Explosion factor appears by a structure. Clicking on it appears to increase the distance between individual base pairs.

I can’t find anything about this in the documentation: what is its intended purpose?

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This tool will show of the given structure has any overlaps, to allow for easier access to otherwise blocked bases. This was just added in preparation for a new lab that will hopefully be out soon, which happens to have a lot of overlaps.

ok, tx

Not a matter of great consequence, but setting the explosion factor to progressively negative values gives rise to some rather odd effects: parts of the molecule get truncated in a way that can’t be reversed by resetting the explosion factor.