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Revolutionary Crystallographer Ned Seeman Dies at 75
Seeman is best known for establishing the field of DNA nanotechnology.
ABOVE: PHOTO BY MICHAEL SUMMERS; IMAGE COURTESY OF NYU
Revolutionary Crystallographer Ned Seeman Dies at 75
Revolutionary Crystallographer Ned Seeman Dies at 75

Seeman is best known for establishing the field of DNA nanotechnology.

Seeman is best known for establishing the field of DNA nanotechnology.

ABOVE: PHOTO BY MICHAEL SUMMERS; IMAGE COURTESY OF NYU

DNA nanotechnology

DNA Robots Target Cancer
Abby Olena | Feb 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.
The Biggest DNA Origami Structures Yet
Abby Olena | Dec 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.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jul 16, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the July/August issue of The Scientist.
Twists and Turns
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 16, 2017
New starring roles for nucleic acids
Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA
Arun Richard Chandrasekaran | Jul 16, 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.
DNA Origami
The Scientist Staff | Jul 16, 2017
Will complex, folded synthetic DNA molecules one day serve as capsules to deliver drugs to cancer cells?
BIOMOD
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 2015
Scientist to Watch Shawn Douglas explains the annual competition he established to introduce students to molecular programming.
A Matter of Size
Scott McNeil | Aug 1, 2014
Erroneous characterization of nanomaterials can misinform the study of a new medicine’s safety and efficacy.
Nanomedicine
Weihong Tan, Guizhi Zhu, Lei Mei | Aug 1, 2014
From bioimaging to drug delivery and therapeutics, nanotechnology is poised to change the way doctors practice medicine.
Some Assembly Required
Tracy Vence | Sep 3, 2013
Researchers construct nanoscale DNA cages that could eventually be used to deliver drugs to target tissues.
DNA Machines Inch Forward
Sabrina Richards | Mar 5, 2013
Researchers are using DNA to compute, power, and sense.
Buffering Against Alcohol
Dan Cossins | Feb 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.
 
DNA Bricks
Ruth Williams | Nov 29, 2012
Researchers design and build nanoscale structures out of Lego-like DNA bricks.
Using DNA to Detect Dark Matter
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 5, 2012
Particle physicists and biologists unite to answer one of the most puzzling questions of the universe: Does dark matter exist?
3-D Seer
Karen Hopkin | Aug 1, 2011
Dissatisfied with the uncertainty of crystallography, Ned Seeman invented a new way of assembling the molecules that encompass the logic of life.