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  • Researchers Design DNA With New Shapes and Structures
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    Jason Koebler writes: The shape of DNA is a double helix, right? That’s what we are taught. Well, now the answer is “not always.” Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered how to program DNA to be shaped like a bowl, or a spiral, or a ring, or other shapes that aren’t found in nature. It’s the latest in a string of discoveries about the underlying structure of life and the building blocks by which it’s made. Recently, (more…)