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RNA returns to the fold

RNA has multiple roles in biology, enabled by its structural diversity. Now, artificially grafted RNA motifs have been encoded in a single RNA strand to form self-assembling nanostructures with controlled geometry and function.

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Fig. 1: RNA nanostructures based on branched kissing-loop motifs.

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Shen, Q., Lin, C. RNA returns to the fold. Nat. Chem. 12, 221–222 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-020-0432-5

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