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Designing mechanical functions into DNA nanotechnology

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

An overview of three decades of progress in DNA nanotechnology emphasizes bringing programmed motion to DNA nanostructures, including efforts to incorporate design principles from macroscopic mechanical engineering.

A tunable hinge joint for DNA nanotechnology

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Variable length single-stranded DNA springs determine how far a hinge of double-stranded DNA joining two stiff sections of DNA origami can bend.

Structural DNA nanotechnology with programmed motions

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Scaffolded DNA origami is combined with hinges of single- or double-stranded DNA to built simple machines parts that have been combined to program simple to complex motions.

DNA nanotechnology-based nanorobot delivers cell suicide message to cancer cells

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Functioning DNA nanorobots to deliver specific molecular signals to cells were designed by combining DNA origami, DNA aptamers, and DNA logic gates.

DNA molecular machine binds, releases protein molecules

Monday, April 12th, 2004

Anonymous Coward writes "I just noticed this article on [the] kurzweilai web site yesterday…looks like the start of small nano assembly technology research!" The kurzweilai article links to DNA has Nano Building in Hand.