MacMusic  |  PcMusic  |  440 Software  |  440 Forums  |  440TV  |  Zicos
dna
Search

Scientists accidentally made Pac-man ghosts out of DNA Origami

Tuesday January 18, 2022. 05:20 PM , from BoingBoing
A group of scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering recently conducted an experiment in which they trained strands of DNA to assemble together Voltron-style to create intricate living structures based on certain instructions.

I don't entirely understand what this means, but here's how they explained it in an upcoming scientific paper from the journal of Biology:

Using a library of ~2000 strands [of DNA origami] that can be combinatorially assembled to yield any of ~1e48 distinct DNA origami slats, we realize five-gigadalton structures composed of >1000 uniquely addressable slats, and periodic structures incorporating >10,000 slats. — Read the rest
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/18/scientists-accidentally-made-pac-man-ghosts-out-of-dna-origami.htm...

Related News

News copyright owned by their original publishers | Copyright © 2004 - 2022 Zicos / 440Network
Current Date
Jul, Mon 4 - 04:27 CEST