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Home > Press > DNA Origami Used to Create 3-D Nanostructures

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This animation shows how a nanosphere can self-assemble using the DNA origami technique developed in the lab of Hao Yan at Arizona State University. The research is published in the April 15 issue of the journal Science.

Credit: National Science Foundation
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This animation shows how a nanosphere can self-assemble using the DNA origami technique developed in the lab of Hao Yan at Arizona State University. The research is published in the April 15 issue of the journal Science.

Credit: National Science Foundation

Abstract:
Inspired by nature, researchers have started to use the self-assembling feature of DNA to design nanotubes and other objects that have useful electrical and mechanical properties.

DNA Origami Used to Create 3-D Nanostructures

Arlington, VA | Posted on April 14th, 2011

As a member of the National Science Foundation's Materials World Network, Hao Yan and his team at Arizona State University recently developed a new strategy to build nanostructures using DNA as a scaffold for assembly. The research is published in the April 15 issue of the journal Science.

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NSF
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Hao Yan
Arizona State University
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