Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
"An industrial assembly line includes a factory, workers and a conveyor system," said Dr. Seeman. "We have emulated each of those features using DNA components."
By triggering different DNA sequences, the researchers could order up to eight different combinations in their experimental product line.
"It is very significant," said California Institute of Technology bioengineer Paul Rothemund, who was not involved in either project. "This is the kind of thing that happens in living cells all the time."
Biochemist Lloyd Smith at the University of Wisconsin in Madison cautioned that it may be a decade or more before DNA nanotechnology leads to any useful applications.
"This is a field to watch," Dr. Smith said. "But this is still fundamental research to find out what ability mankind has to make molecules that can do its bidding."
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Someone just commented on my 8 month old video so I figured it must still be fresh enough to post to my blog.
How many people would honk if you held a banner on an overpass outside a military base with the slogan, "FREE THE TROOPS, END STOP LOSS? I bet more than you would think!