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Assembly of DNA Nano-Objects Speeds up (1 of 1)

Caption: Complex nanoscale shapes can form rapidly from DNA molecules in a protein-like folding process at constant temperature. The image illustrates schematically, with the help of 3-D prints, the trajectory from unfolded states to the folded state as seen in time-resolved gel-electrophoretic experiments. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the Dec. 14, 2012, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Jean-Philippe J. Sobczak at Technische Universität München in Munich, Germany, and colleagues was titled, “Rapid Folding of DNA into Nanoscale Shapes at Constant Temperature.”

Credit: [Image courtesy of Thomas Martin, Jean-Philippe Sobczak & Hendrik Dietz, TU Munich]

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