NIST publishes a beginner’s guide to DNA origami

Collage shows some of the techniques and designs employed in DNA origami. Credit: K. Dill/NIST In a technique known as DNA origami, researchers fold long strands of DNA over and over again to construct a variety of tiny 3-D structures, including miniature biosensors and drug-delivery containers. Pioneered at the California Institute of Technology in 2006, […]

NIST publishes a beginner’s guide to DNA origami

IMAGE: Collage shows some of the techniques and designs employed in DNA origami. view more  Credit: K. Dill/NIST In a technique known as DNA origami, researchers fold long strands of DNA over and over again to construct a variety of tiny 3D structures, including miniature biosensors and drug-delivery containers. Pioneered at the California Institute of Technology […]

NIST AI system discovers new material

When the words “artificial intelligence” (AI) come to mind, your first thoughts may be of super-smart computers, or robots that perform tasks without needing any help from humans. Now, a multi-institutional team including researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has accomplished something not too far off: They developed an AI algorithm […]