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Watch DNA hydrogel ‘remember’ its first shape

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A new material made from synthetic DNA is so soft that it can flow like a liquid and then, strangely, return to its original shape.

The result was not what Cornell University Professor Dan Luo and colleagues expected: The hydrogel they made flows like a liquid, but when placed in water returns to the shape of the container in which it was formed. “This was not by design,” Luo says.

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