LEGO-like DNA Structures

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Parallels are often drawn between the construction of molecular structures and building toy models in LEGO bricks. This analogy is particularly suitable for the method reported by Ke et al. on page 1177 of this issue (1). The authors describe the construction of arbitrary and discrete three-dimensional (3D) DNA structures by self-assembly of single-stranded DNA “bricks.” The method opens a new route to complex self-assembled (3D) nanostructures that may serve as addressable templates for placing guest molecules with high precision, with possible applications in biophysics, medicine, and nanoelectronics.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScience
Volume338
Issue6111
Pages (from-to)1159-1160
Number of pages2
ISSN0036-8075
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2012

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