DNA origami: a quantum leap for self-assembly of complex structures

Thomas Tørring, Niels Vinther Voigt, Jeanette Nangreave, Hao Yan, Kurt Vesterager Gothelf

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    Abstract

    The spatially controlled positioning of functional materials by self-assembly is one of the fundamental visions of nanotechnology. Major steps towards this goal have been achieved using DNA as a programmable building block. This tutorial review will focus on one of the most promising methods: DNA origami. The basic design principles, organization of a variety of functional materials and recent implementation of DNA robotics are discussed together with future challenges and opportunities.
    Translated title of the contributionDNA origami
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalChemical Society Reviews
    Volume40
    Number of pages11
    ISSN0306-0012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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