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A New Spin On DNA: DNA origami joins forces with molecular motors to build nanoscale machines

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For decades, researchers have chased ways to study biological machines. Every mechanical movement -- from contracting a muscle to replicating DNA -- relies on molecular motors that take near-undetectable steps. Trying to see them move is like trying to watch a soccer game taking place on the moon. Now, with DNA origami helicopters, researchers have captured the first recorded rotational steps of a molecular motor as it moved from one DNA base pair to another.

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"A New Spin On DNA: DNA origami joins forces with molecular motors to build nanoscale machines", MachPrinciple, July 22, 2019, https://machprinciple.com/post/A-New-Spin-On-DNA-DNA-origami-joins-forces-with-molecular-motors-to-build-nanoscale-machines

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