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Self-replication

Nanostructure evolution

DNA origami nanostructures were utilized to replicate a seed pattern that resulted in the growth of populations of nanostructures. Exponential growth could be controlled by environmental conditions depending on the preferential requirements of each population.

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Figure 1: DNA origami rafts as units for self-replication and selection.

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Simmel, F. Nanostructure evolution. Nature Mater 16, 974–976 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat4995

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