SCIENTISTS FOLD RNA ORIGAMI FROM A SINGLE STRAND

New method developed by Caltech and iNANO scientists

2014.08.20 | Rebeca Suarez Alvarez Thostrup

RNA origami is a new method for organizing molecules on the nanoscale. Using just a single strand of RNA, many complicated shapes can be fabricated by this technique. Unlike existing methods for folding DNA molecules, RNA origamis are produced by enzymes and they simultaneously fold into pre-designed shapes. These features may allow designer RNA structures to be grown within living cells and used to organize cellular enzymes into biochemical factories. The method has been reported in the latest issue of Science

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