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By Kenneth Douglas

ISBN-10: 1138453331

ISBN-13: 9781138453333

ISBN-10: 1498750125

ISBN-13: 9781498750127

DNA Nanoscience: From Prebiotic Origins to rising Nanotechnology melds stories of DNA. One is a glance on the first 35 years of DNA nanotechnology to higher savour what lies forward during this rising box. the opposite tale appears again four billion years to the potential origins of DNA that are shrouded in secret. The e-book is split into 3 elements produced from 15 chapters and short Interludes.

Part I comprises matters underpinning the e-book akin to a primer on DNA, the wider self-discipline of nanoscience, and experimental instruments utilized by the principals within the narrative. half II examines the sector of structural DNA nanotechnology, based by way of biochemist/crystallographer Nadrian Seeman, that makes use of DNA as a development fabric for nanoscale constructions and units, instead of as a genetic fabric. half III appears to be like on the paintings of physicists Noel Clark and Tommaso Bellini who chanced on that brief DNA (nanoDNA) varieties liquid crystals that act as a structural gatekeeper, orchestrating a sequence of self-assembly approaches utilizing nanoDNA. This resulted in a proof of the polymeric constitution of DNA and of the way existence can have emerged from the prebiotic clutter.

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