DNA nanotechnology: new adventures for an old warhorse
Author(s)Zakeri, Bijan; Lu, Timothy K
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As the blueprint of life, the natural exploits of DNA are admirable. However, DNA should not only be viewed within a biological context. It is an elegantly simple yet functionally complex chemical polymer with properties that make it an ideal platform for engineering new nanotechnologies. Rapidly advancing synthesis and sequencing technologies are enabling novel unnatural applications for DNA beyond the realm of genetics. Here we explore the chemical biology of DNA nanotechnology for emerging applications in communication and digital data storage. Early studies of DNA as an alternative to magnetic and optical storage mediums have not only been promising, but have demonstrated the potential of DNA to revolutionize the way we interact with digital data in the future.
DepartmentMIT Synthetic Biology Center; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Biological Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics
Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
Zakeri, Bijan, and Lu,Timothy K. “DNA Nanotechnology: New Adventures for an Old Warhorse.” Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 28 (October 2015): 9–14 © 2015 Elsevier
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