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DNA origami surpasses important thresholds

Using a technique known as DNA origami, biophysicist Hendrik Dietz has been building nanometer-scale objects for several years at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Now, Dietz and his team have not only broken out ...

dateDec 07, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Which sequences make DNA unwrap and breathe?

Accessing DNA wrapped into basic units of packaging, called nucleosomes, depends on the underlying sequence of DNA building blocks, or base pairs. Like Christmas presents, some nucleosomes are easier to unwrap than others. ...

dateDec 05, 2017 in Biotechnology
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With the right tools, we can mine cities

From 1900 to 2010, the amount of materials accumulated in buildings and infrastructure across the world increased 23-fold. We are depleting our resources at unprecedented rates. Instead of extracting dwindling raw materials ...

dateDec 04, 2017 in Engineering
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