Tailored DNA shifts electrons into the ‘fast lane’

Posted by on June 20, 2016 6:13 pm
Categories: health

DNA molecules don’t just code our genetic instructions. They also have the unique ability to conduct electricity and self-assemble into well-defined shapes, making them potential candidates for building low-cost nanoelectronic devices. A study now shows how DNA sequences can be manipulated to turn these ribbon-shaped molecules into electron ‘highways,’ allowing electricity to flow more easily through the strand.

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