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February 4th, 2005
Who's on First?
There are multiple paths leading to molecular nanotechnology. Two of the more visible are chemistry and physics.
The chemists at U. Michigan (Choi & Baker) have recently combined dendrimers and DNA to allow directed assembly of more complex structures. This is an extension of our previous discussion of DNA based directed assembly methods. A memorable quote is by Baker, "So it's like having a shelf full of Tinker Toys."
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