ALL-DNA SUPERSTRUCTURES

DNA enters a new phase

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A phase-separated state is observed with single-stranded DNA composed of ‘polymeric’ blocks and exploited to programme the assembly of micrometre-sized all-DNA colloidal particles.

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Fig. 1: A combination of DNA phase-separation and hybridization yields new all-DNA colloids that could not be realized with each process in isolation.

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Mirkin, C.A., Petrosko, S.H. DNA enters a new phase. Nature Nanotech 13, 624–625 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41565-018-0229-5

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