Issue Date: February 20, 2012
Delivery Via DNA Nanobots
Just as a postal worker knows to deliver a package to a specified address, a new type of nanoscale robot can deliver therapeutic cargo specifically to cancer cells (Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1214081). The nanobot, made from DNA, could be used for targeted drug delivery, taking molecules to the surface of specific cells.
A robot is something that senses and reacts to its environment, explains George M. Church, the Harvard Medical School professor who devised . . .
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