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    The Mona Lisa - as formed by self-assembling inter-weaving DNA strands

 

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Philip Petersen
Graduate Student, BBE

Nature has evolved to assemble macroscopic structures with nanoscale precision. Here, we used intelligently designed DNA strands capable of self-assembly to assemble millions of micron scaled DNA canvas capable of free nanoscale patterning. To demonstrate the drawing precision, a variation of the Mona Lisa was woven into the DNA network.
(Canvas height and width is just under a micron; Canvas thickness is 2-4 nano-meters)

pfp@caltech.edu

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