DNA origami: A quantum leap for self assembly of complex structures

Authors: Tørring, T., Voigt, N.V., Nangreave, J., Yan, H., and Gothelf, K.V.
Title: DNA origami: A quantum leap for self assembly of complex structures
Source: Chem. Soc. Rev.
Year: 2011
Volume: 40
Pages: 5636 – 5646

ABSTRACT:

The spatially controlled positioning of functional materials by self-assembly is one of the fundamental visions of nanotechnology. Major steps towards this goal have been achieved using DNA as a programmable building block. This tutorial review will focus on one of the most promising methods: DNA origami. The basic design principles, organization of a variety of functional materials and recent implementation of DNA robotics are discussed together with future challenges and opportunities.


Date of online publication: Thu, 2011-05-19
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