Forget the double helix, folks; the latest in DNA design is what you’re looking at above.
Harvard researchers have “unzipped” the double helix of DNA to form all kinds of shapes, but not ones you could easily spot since each one only measures sixty-four by 103 nanometers.
As Shane McGlaun at Technabob noted, this isn’t all fun and games in that scientists believe that manipulating DNA in different ways could provide the building blocks of a number of important inventions such as medicines (or super sneaky secret codes).
Here’s a video explaining how they go about manipulating the DNA.
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