Instant Nano Blocks: One-step process makes trillions of DNA
- Now, a team of physicists in England and the Netherlands has unveiled a three-dimensional building component that can be created from DNA in a simple procedure. The technique produces trillions of the components in a few minutes.
The new DNA construct has the shape of a tetrahedron—a pyramid with three faces and a base. Composed solely of open triangles, the new object is rigid and only about 10 nanometers wide, making it an ideal building block for larger structures,