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DNA and nanotechnology

Postby manohara » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:20 am

Nanotechnolgy is about building materials at a scale which are not visible even through a microscope. Recently I read that DNA could be a material of choice which fulfills the requirements of a nanoengineer. What properties of DNA make it so very desirable? One thing we know is that we know a lot about DNA than any other biomolecule. Is that the reason or are there some more?
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Postby JackBean » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:09 pm

IMHO it's that you can reach different complementary binding and thus reach different shapes. There are plenty articles, especially in Science :)

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