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April 28, 2011 /  Nivea

DNA Folded Into Complex Shapes

While the primary job of DNA in cells is to carry genetic information from one generation to the next, some scientists also see the highly stable and programmable molecule as an ideal building material for nanoscale structures that could be used to deliver drugs, act as biosensors, perform artificial photosynthesis and more.

via Origami Not Just for Paper Anymore: DNA, Folded Into Complex Shapes, Could Have a Big Impact on Nanotechnology

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