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The importance of being modular

Nature volume 485, pages 584585 (31 May 2012) | Download Citation

DNA is the material of choice for making custom-designed, nanoscale shapes and patterns through self-assembly. A new technique revisits old ideas to enable the rapid prototyping of more than 100 such DNA shapes. See Letter p.623

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  1. Paul W. K. Rothemund is in the Departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science, and Computation & Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA.

    • Paul W. K. Rothemund
  2. Ebbe Sloth Andersen is at the Centre for DNA Nanotechnology, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

    • Ebbe Sloth Andersen

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Competing interests

P.W.K.R. is the inventor on a patent that describes the method of ‘scaffolded DNA origami’. For certain nanopatterning applications, the method in the paper described by Yin et al. is a competitor with the method of DNA origami.

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Correspondence to Paul W. K. Rothemund or Ebbe Sloth Andersen.

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