Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM News

Origami: Not Just For Paper Anymore

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
3D origami

The CanDo (computer-aided engineering for DNA origami) program can convert a 2D DNA origami blueprint into a complex 3D shape, seen here.

Do-Nyun Kim

While the primary job of DNA in cells is to carry genetic information from one generation to the next, some scientists also see the highly stable and programmable molecule as an ideal building material for nanoscale structures that could be used to deliver drugs, act as biosensors, perform artificial photosynthesis, and more.

From MIT News Office
View Full Article


No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account