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MIT biological engineers have created a new computer model that allows them to design the most complex three-dimensional DNA shapes ever produced, including rings, bowls, and geometric structures such as icosahedrons that resemble viral particles. (Learn more: http://mitne.ws/1yOHBaZ)

Video produced and edited by Melanie Gonick, MIT News
Computer renderings courtesy of Dr. Keyao Pan (LCBB)/Nature Communications

3D structural predictions were generated using CanDo by Dr. Stavros Gaitanaros (LCBB) based on sequence designs provided by Fei Zhang (Hao Tan Lab at Arizona State University).

Tagged under: DNA (Chemical Compound),Physics (Field Of Study),Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (College/University),MIT News,Melanie Gonick,Mark Bathe,Computer Science (Field Of Study),Computer Graphics (images) (Field Of Study),Nanotechnology (Field Of Study)

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