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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.
Staff | Jul 16, 2017
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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.
Staff | Jul 16, 2017
Will complex, folded synthetic DNA molecules one day serve as capsules to deliver drugs to cancer cells?
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.
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.
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?
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.