DNA origami: A quantum leap for self-assembly of complex structures

Thomas Tørring, Niels V. Voigt, Jeanette Nangreave, Hao Yan, Kurt V. Gothelf

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The spatially controlled positioning of functional materials by self-assembly is one of the fundamental visions of nanotechnology. Major steps towards this goal have been achieved using DNA as a programmable building block. This tutorial review will focus on one of the most promising methods: DNA origami. The basic design principles, organization of a variety of functional materials and recent implementation of DNA robotics are discussed together with future challenges and opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5636-5646
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number12
StatePublished - Nov 14 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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