News Release 11-075
DNA Origami Used to Create 3-D Nanostructures
April 14, 2011
View a video showing the self-assembly of a nanosphere using the DNA origami technique.
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Inspired by nature, researchers have started to use the self-assembling feature of DNA to design nanotubes and other objects that have useful electrical and mechanical properties.
As a member of the National Science Foundation’s Materials World Network, Hao Yan and his team at Arizona State University recently developed a new strategy to build nanostructures using DNA as a scaffold for assembly. The research is published in the April 15 issue of the journal Science.
Read the full story from the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University here.
The researchers' findings are described in the April 15, 2011 issue of the journal Science.
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