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Next Step: DNA Robots?

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Science  03 Jun 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6034, pp. 1142
DOI: 10.1126/science.332.6034.1142

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DNA nanotechnology isn't only about using DNA as a set of tiny Tinkertoys. Researchers in the field have long sought to use DNA's ability to store and manipulate information to build a DNA computer. But after years of trying—and failing—to outdo conventional computer technology, the field is finally advancing by going back to DNA's biochemical roots.