October 9, 2008
Arizona State University and New York University researchers are using cells as factories to make DNA-based nanostructures inside a living cell.
They are using a phagemid, a virus-like particle that infects a bacteria cell. Once inside the cell, the phagemid uses the cell just like a photocopier machine. By theoretically starting with just a single phagemid infection, and a single milliliter of cultured cells, they found that the cells… read more