Towards XNA nanotechnology: new materials from synthetic genetic polymers

  title={Towards XNA nanotechnology: new materials from synthetic genetic polymers},
  author={Vitor B Pinheiro and Philipp Holliger},
  booktitle={Trends in biotechnology},
Nucleic acids display remarkable properties beyond information storage and propagation. The well-understood base pairing rules have enabled nucleic acids to be assembled into nanostructures of ever increasing complexity. Although nanostructures can be constructed using other building blocks, including peptides and lipids, it is the capacity to evolve that sets nucleic acids apart from all other nanoscale building materials. Nonetheless, the poor chemical and biological stability of DNA and RNA… CONTINUE READING
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