DNA Origami
DNA Origami

DNA Origami

Researchers working at the intersection of physics, biology, and engineering have collaboratively designed structures known as “DNA origami.” These are semi-rigid two-dimensional shapes that are fabricated from predetermined DNA nucleotide strands. To make one, a long, single-strand template is combined with a set of complementary DNA “staples” that bind the strand into a desired shape. If metalized, DNA origami become tiny “biocircuits” with unique electrical and computational properties.

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