Journal article

Opportunities and Challenges in DNA-Hybrid Nanomaterials

Simone IS Hendrikse, Sally L Gras, Amanda V Ellis

ACS Nano | American Chemical Society | Published : 2019


Nature has inspired the development of many life-like materials. Although still simplistic, key biological functionalities have been incorporated, enabling a wide variety of applications. DNA-based systems, in particular, show high promise due to their ability to merge specific Watson–Crick base pairing with unique properties that are also programmable, scalable, or dynamic. By combining the fields of DNA-based covalent polymers, DNA origami, and DNA-functionalized supramolecular polymers, new frontiers in next-generation DNA-based hybrid materials that can outperform current bioartificial systems will be realized. Many challenges must still be overcome before this emerging technology can be..

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