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  • DNA nets capture COVID-19 virus in low-cost rapid-testing platform

    Artists rendering of cornaviruses. A virus in the foreground is wrapped in a DNA net that is giving off a glowing signal.

    Tiny nets woven from DNA strands cover the spike proteins of the virus that causes COVID-19 and give off a glowing signal in this artist’s rendering.

    Image courtesy of Xing Wang


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Xing Wang, email

    The paper “Net-shaped DNA nanostructures designed for rapid/sensitive detection and potential inhibition of the SARS-CoV-2 virus” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c04835