Volume 95 Issue 49 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: December 18, 2017 | Web Date: December 14, 2017

DNA origami hits the big time

New set of techniques enables the mass-production of micrometer-sized DNA structures
By Mark Peplow, special to C&EN
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Nano SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: Nucleic acids, DNA, origami, nanostructure, brick, tile

Molecular architects have developed a quartet of methods that could propel DNA nanotechnology into wider use. Together, the techniques offer a tool kit to mass-produce larger and more complex “DNA origami” structures than ever before, paving the way for applications from drug delivery systems to nanoelectronics.

“I think people will now see that DNA nanotechnology is not just a small box of Tinkertoys,” says Hao Yan at Arizona State . . .

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