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Researchers Create Versatile 3D Nanostructures ­sing Dna 'bricks'


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3D and 2D models DNA

Computer-generated 3D models and corresponding 2D projection microscopy images of nanostructures self-assembled from synthetic DNA strands called DNA bricks.Credit: Yonggang Ke, Wyss Institute, Harvard University

Credit: Yonggang Ke, Wyss Institute, Harvard University

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have created more than 100 3D nanostructures using DNA building blocks that function like Lego bricks -- a major advance from the 2D structures the same team built a few months ago.

From Wyss Institute, Harvard University
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