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DNA nanotechnology: a curiosity or a promising technology?

Authors
Journal
F1000Prime Reports
2051-7599
Publisher
"Faculty of 1000, Ltd."
Publication Date
Volume
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.12703/p5-14
Keywords
  • Review Article
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Physics

Abstract

DNA nanotechnology, the design and self-assembly of artificial nucleic acid-based structures or systems, has developed with breathtaking pace in recent years. The technology offers an unparalleled ability to control structure and function at the molecular level and the sizes of the structures are expanding towards the micrometer domain. The question is whether the technology offers solutions to any real-life problems, or if it will remain an academic discipline. Here, we discuss this question by extrapolating from recent developments in the field.

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