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Ten years of DNA origami

DNA origami is the art of folding DNA. The idea is to create tiny nanoscale machines that could work inside the human body. In the ten years since the technique was first reported the field has grown massively. Nature Video finds out how DNA origami works and what has been achieved so far.

You can read more here: http://www.nature.com/news/practical-dna-1.19560.

And even check out the original 2006 paper here: http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature04586.

18 March 2016