DNA nanotechnology

DNA nanotechnology is a branch of nanotechnology concerned with the design, study and application of synthetic structures based on DNA. DNA nanotechnology takes advantage of the physical and chemical properties of DNA rather than the genetic information it carries.

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  • News & Views |

    Neural networks can be implemented by using purified DNA molecules that interact in a test tube. Convolutional neural networks to classify high-dimensional data have now been realized in vitro, in one of the most complex demonstrations of molecular programming so far.

    • William Poole
  • Research Highlights |

    Cyanuric acid (CA) derivatives can co-assemble with polyadenine sequences to form a triple helical DNA-based structure bearing functional groups able to guide higher ordered architectures.

    • Colette Whitfield
  • News & Views |

    A DNA nanodevice that selectively modulates the lysosomal protease activity in tumour-associated macrophages, increasing their antigen presentation ability, attenuates tumour growth in vivo.

    • Jiang Li
    •  & Chunhai Fan
    Nature Nanotechnology 16, 1306-1307
  • Editorial |

    DNA is much more than the genetic information it carries. It is a versatile material for creating systems with tailor-made functionalities that are having an important impact in emerging technologies.

    Nature Materials 20, 1171
  • News & Views |

    Elaborately designed DNA icosahedral shells cage intact virions to effectively protect host cells from viral infections.

    • Neha Chauhan
    •  & Xing Wang
    Nature Materials 20, 1176-1177