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August 6, 2021

DNA origami nanostructure in the shape of an airplane

This DNA origami nanostructure in the shape of an "airplane" is made of DNA strands and is 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants CMMI 1536862 and CMMI 1921881.]

Learn more in the Ohio State University news story DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days. (Date image taken: April 2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 6, 2021)

Credit: Carlos Castro, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University

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