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The art of DNA origami
Pack away your pencils - the latest way to doodle is with DNA. Scientists can now create any 2D shape they want using 'DNA origami'. Could life's genetic code run nano-scale machines and ultra-fast computers? Antenna investigates...

This story was reported in Nature on 16 March 2006.

Creating DNA origamiCreating DNA origami
Putting DNA art to workPutting DNA art to work
Breakthroughs in DNA nanotechnologyBreakthroughs in DNA nanotechnology
DNA basicsDNA basics

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