DNA can be programmed to self-assemble into any structure you care to build. So let's do that. I would like some knit socks, size 0.000000009.
These figures are from "A primer to scaffolded DNA origami," Carlos Ernesto Castro1, Fabian Kilchherr1, Do-Nyun Kim2, Enrique Lin Shiao1, Tobias Wauer1, Philipp Wortmann1, Mark Bathe2 & Hendrik Dietz1, NATURE METHODS | VOL.8 NO.3 | MARCH 2011 |
The author maintainer of the design program cadnano at http://cando-dna-origami.org/ has moved on so someone needs to work to get it to work. Shawn Douglas Assistant Professor, UCSF Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology http://bionano.ucsf.edu/contact
One thing you can do with DNA origami is package up drugs for delivery: DNA Origami as a Carrier for Circumvention of Drug Resistance Qiao Jiang,† Chen Song,† Jeanette Nangreave,‡ Xiaowei Liu,‡ Lin Lin,§ Dengli Qiu,# Zhen-Gang Wang,† Guozhang Zou,† Xingjie Liang,† Hao Yan,*,‡ and Baoquan Ding*,†, dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja304263n | J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 13396!13403