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February 12th, 2004

DNA folds into nano-octahedra

Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have synthesized a single-stranded DNA molecule that will fold up into a hollow octahedral structure roughly 22 nm in diameter under certain conditions. Unlike other DNA that forms three-dimensional objects, the molecules can be readily copied by polymerases. (more on earlier article)


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