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Contact: Mary Tolikas
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Making Structures with DNA

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Caption: Wyss Institute researchers have developed a method for building complex nanostructures out of short synthetic strands of DNA. Called single-stranded tiles (SSTs), these interlocking DNA "building blocks" can be programmed to assemble themselves into precisely designed shapes.

Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University

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