Latest DNA origami Stories
The latest advance in solid-state nanopore sensors – devices that are made with standard tools of the semiconductor industry yet can offer single-molecule sensitivity for label-free protein screening – expands their bag of tricks through bionanotechnology.
In recent years, scientists have begun to harness DNA's powerful molecular machinery to build artificial structures at the nanoscale using the natural ability of pairs of DNA molecules to assemble into complex structures.
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Researchers from Brigham Young University found how to shape customized segments of DNA into tiny letters that spell â€œBYU.â€
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and IBM's Almaden Research Center have developed a new technique to orient and position self-assembled DNA shapes and patternsâ€”or "DNA origami"
IBM and California Institute of Technology scientists say they have achieved a major breakthrough that might result in smaller, more powerful semiconductors. The researchers said they have used a method called DNA origami to precisely arrange carbon nanotubes, nanowires and quantum dots into tiny structures, thereby producing the equivalent of a DNA circuit board that could form the basis of future computer chips. The inventor of DNA origami, Professor W.K.
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By combining the art of origami with nanotechnology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers have folded sheets of DNA into multilayered objects with dimensions thousands of times smaller than the thickness of a human hair.
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