Scientists create new nanotechnology building blocks

June 4, 2008

By hammersmith

[Source: Nanowerk News] – In the fast-growing world of nanotechnology, researchers are constantly on the lookout for new building blocks to push innovation and discovery to scales much smaller than the tiniest speck of dust.

In the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU), researchers are using DNA to make intricate, nano-sized objects. Working at this scale holds great potential for advancing medical and electronic applications.

DNA, often thought of as the