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Yet Another Role for DNA?

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Science  03 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5531, pp. 783
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5531.783

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As they struggle to join nanotubes and nanowires into simple X shapes, molecular electronics researchers dream of making much more complex circuitry. By taking advantage of DNA's ability to recognize molecules and self-assemble, they hope to use DNA as a template for crafting metallic wiring, or even to wire circuits with strands of DNA itself.