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  • Recent advancements in DNA nanotechnology are enabling the construction of both aesthetically pleasing and functional structures using synthetic DNA strands, paving the way for practical applications in various fields.

    • Francesco Ricci
    • Hendrik Dietz
  • Since the early 1990s, the intersection of genetics and nanomedicine has found a home in the clinic as one of the game changers of the past decade, holding great promise in fighting diseases by rapidly developing much-needed therapeutic platforms, from cancer to infectious or genetic diseases. And this revolution was just triggered by the amazing evolving world of messenger RNA and its ‘cues’.

    • João Conde
    • Robert Langer
    • José Rueff
  • Waste containing nanomaterials — or nanowaste — is an emerging safety concern worldwide, warranting specific environmentally sound waste management and regulation.

    • Fabienne Schwab
    • Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
    • Alke Petri-Fink
  • At Nature Nanotechnology, we want to bring stories of real-world impact of nanoscience research to the attention of the whole community.

  • Self-assembled monolayers nicely link the history and the future of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

  • First synthesized in 2011, MXenes are two-dimensional materials currently generating a whirlpool of interest.

  • Perovskite quantum dots have been proven promising for photonic and optoelectronic applications, particularly, as bright and narrow band emitters for display technology. Despite the advantageous properties, the stability issues have to be resolved to unleash the full industrial potential of perovskite quantum dots in display technology.

    • Xian-gang Wu
    • Honglei Ji
    • Haizheng Zhong
  • Using our company’s CO2 electrolysers as a model, we describe the challenges involved in incorporating nanomaterial catalysts into industrial-scale electrolysers and suggest ways to more efficiently realize the performance improvements of academic-scale novel nanomaterials at industrial scales.

    • Aya K. Buckley
    • Sichao Ma
    • Kendra P. Kuhl
  • The recent advent of transition metal dichalcogenides moiré materials is a promising platform for studying correlated electron phenomena and moiré exciton physics.

  • The transition from a linear ‘take–make–dispose’ economy to a circular economy is gaining momentum. Although there are many opportunities for using nanotechnology to enable circularity, the knowledge gaps related to (eco-)toxicological hazards and the presence of nanomaterials in waste streams constitute significant challenges.

    • Steffen Foss Hansen
    • Rickard Arvidsson
    • Alessio Boldrin
  • Nanoneedle start-ups are traversing the biotech valley of death — from fundamental university research into commercial development in advanced therapeutics and diagnostics. How can academics make the most of this opportunity?

    • Roey Elnathan
    • Andy Tay
    • Ciro Chiappini
  • On a Thursday in March 2022, scientists from three continents gathered in Toulouse, France, to crown the best among eight international molecular racing teams competing in the second edition of the NanoCar Race.