Bioscience

Scientists Develop Water-Soluble Nanoarray for RNA

July 14, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: GEN News Highlights] – Scientists at Arizona State University say that they have developed a gene detection platform made up entirely from self-assembled DNA nanostructures.

A recent breakthrough of making spatially addressable DNA nanoarrays came from work on scaffolded DNA origami. In this method, a long single-stranded viral DNA scaffold can be folded and stapled by a large number of short synthetic helper strands into nanostructures that display complex patterns.