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Using DNA strands to design new polymer materials

McGill University researchers have chemically imprinted polymer particles with DNA strands - a technique that could lead to new materials for applications ranging from biomedicine to the promising field of "soft robotics."

dateDec 19, 2017 in Polymers
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A 100-fold leap to GigaDalton DNA nanotech

DNA, present in almost every cell, is increasingly being used as a building material to construct tiny, but sophisticated structures such as autonomous 'DNA walkers' that can move along a microparticle surface, fluorescent ...

dateDec 06, 2017 in Nanophysics
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Zipping DNA

ETH researchers have developed a method that allows large amounts of genetic information to be compressed and then decompressed again in cells. This could aid in the development of new therapies.

dateNov 13, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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