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  • Oh, my stars and hexagons! DNA code shapes gold nanoparticles

    University of Illinois chemists found that DNA can shape gold nanoparticle growth similarly to the way it shapes protein synthesis, with different letters of the genetic code producing gold circles, stars and hexagons.

    University of Illinois chemists found that DNA can shape gold nanoparticle growth similarly to the way it shapes protein synthesis, with different letters of the genetic code producing gold circles, stars and hexagons.

    Graphic by Li Huey Tan, Zidong Wang and Yi Lu

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      University of Illinois chemists found that DNA can shape gold nanoparticle growth similarly to the way it shapes protein synthesis, with different letters of the genetic code producing gold circles, stars and hexagons.

      Graphic by Li Huey Tan, Zidong Wang and Yi Lu

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