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Origami: Not Just For Paper Anymore


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3D origami

The CanDo (computer-aided engineering for DNA origami) program can convert a 2D DNA origami blueprint into a complex 3D shape, seen here.

Do-Nyun Kim

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.

From MIT News Office
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