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DNA Robots Target Cancer

By Abby Olena | February 12, 2018

Researchers use DNA origami to generate tiny mechanical devices that deliver a drug that cuts off the blood supply to tumors in mice.

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The Biggest DNA Origami Structures Yet

By Abby Olena | December 6, 2017

Three new strategies for using DNA to generate large, self-assembling shapes create everything from a nanoscale teddy bear to a nanoscale Mona Lisa.

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Contributors

By The Scientist Staff | July 17, 2017

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

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DNA Origami

By The Scientist Staff | 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 Mary Beth Aberlin | July 17, 2017

New starring roles for nucleic acids

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Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA

By Arun Richard Chandrasekaran | 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 The Scientist Staff | 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 Scott McNeil | 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 Guizhi Zhu, Lei Mei, and Weihong Tan | 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 Tracy Vence | September 3, 2013

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

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