DNA nanotechnology: a curiosity or a promising technology?

Tørring T, Gothelf KV.

F1000Prime Rep. 2013 May 1;5:14. doi: 10.12703/P5-14. Print 2013.

Center for DNA Nanotechnology (CDNA) at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University 8000 Aarhus C Denmark.

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.

Open Access: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3643079/

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