Mar 21, 2022

DNA used to make the world’s tiniest “radio”

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Scientists have created the world’s smallest antenna, measuring only five nanometers in length, out of synthetic DNA.

But it doesn’t transmit radio waves — instead, this little antenna is designed to signal real-time changes in proteins. And because it’s fluorescent, it records and transmits data via light signals.

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