Controlled energy-transfer on a molecular scale is a goal in many areas of science, from artificial photosynthesis to molecular electronics. Now, DNA origami has been used to direct the transfer of energy from an excited input dye down one of two paths by precisely arranging a mediator dye.
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Albinsson, B. On the right path. Nature Chem 3, 269–270 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1016