Physical manipulation of microscopic structures and proteins allows scientists to alter cell biology.
For most, this small scale approach provides a vital link between natural responses in cells and medical intervention. This approach could open up new opportunities in cell biology, biotechnology, and medication.
At the heart of this is DNA origami. This recent technique in the creation of hybrid structures takes DNA and proteins to form new, more beneficial components. It is the work of Florian Praetorius and Prof. Hendrik Dietz of the Technical University of Munich and is sure to replicate elsewhere.…Read more