Human Genome Project

Multidisciplinary approaches to materials discovery needed for MGI

By Eileen De Guire / February 26, 2013

Last week a National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop addressed multidisciplinary approaches to the Materials Genome Initiative. From left: Gregory Rohrer, Abby Kavner, Young-Shin Jun, and Amy Walker. Credit: ACerS. Genome (noun; origin 1930s: blend of gene and chromosome): the complete set of genes or genetic material present in a cell or organism.   The Materials Genome…

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The fuzzy line between biology and materials science: Using DNA to build new materials

By Eileen De Guire / October 18, 2011

NYU scientists have developed artificial structures consisting of triple helix molecules containing three DNA double helices that can self-replicate. In the above illustration, two BTX domains are paired by two lateral connections (another two existing connections are not shown). The cross-section view shows two of the four helices that are formed by the lateral cohesive…

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