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Contributors

By | July 17, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the July/August issue of The Scientist.

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DNA Origami

By | July 17, 2017

Will complex, folded synthetic DNA molecules one day serve as capsules to deliver drugs to cancer cells?

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Twists and Turns

By | July 17, 2017

New starring roles for nucleic acids

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Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA

By | July 17, 2017

The versatility of geometric shapes made from the nucleic acid are proving useful in a wide variety of fields from molecular computation to biology to medicine.

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BIOMOD

By | July 1, 2015

Scientist to Watch Shawn Douglas explains the annual competition he established to introduce students to molecular programming.

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A Matter of Size

By | August 1, 2014

Erroneous characterization of nanomaterials can misinform the study of a new medicine’s safety and efficacy.

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Nanomedicine

By , , and | August 1, 2014

From bioimaging to drug delivery and therapeutics, nanotechnology is poised to change the way doctors practice medicine.

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Some Assembly Required

By | September 3, 2013

Researchers construct nanoscale DNA cages that could eventually be used to deliver drugs to target tissues.

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DNA Machines Inch Forward

By | March 5, 2013

Researchers are using DNA to compute, power, and sense.

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Buffering Against Alcohol

By | February 17, 2013

Using a new assembly method, scientists have combined multiple enzymes in a polymer nanocapsule to reduce blood alcohol levels and liver damage in drunken mice.  

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