Designing with DNA

Marvel at the tiny nanoscale structures emerging from labs, and it’s easy to imagine you’re browsing a catalog of the world’s smallest pottery: itty-bitty vases, bowls, and spheres. But instead of making them from clay, the researchers designed these objects out of threadlike molecules of DNA, bent and folded into complex three-dimensional objects. These creations demonstrate the possibilities of a new open-source software program.

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