November 29, 2012

Nanostructures Made from DNA 'Lego' Blocks

Alan Boyle, NBC News

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Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have coaxed single strands of DNA to fit together like Lego bricks and form scores of complex three-dimensional shapes, including a teeny-tiny space shuttle. The technique, described in this week's issue of the journal Science, adds a new dimension to molecular construction and should help open the way for nanoscale medical and electronic devices.

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TAGGED: Nanostructures, Nanotechnology, DNA