Contact: Dan Ferber
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
Caption: The five cage-shaped DNA polyhedra here have struts stabilizing their legs, and this innovation allowed a Wyss Institute team to build by far the largest and sturdiest DNA cages yet. The largest, a hexagonal prism (right), is one-tenth the size of an average bacterium.
Credit: Yonggang Ke/Harvard's Wyss Institute
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