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Revolutionary Crystallographer Ned Seeman Dies at 75
Seeman is best known for establishing the field of DNA nanotechnology.
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
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