Big picture: DNA 'paintings'


Researchers report in Nature a simple method to "paint" with DNA. Single DNA strands just 42 genetic letters are the "pixels" in these shapes, which naturally stick together to form rectangles, but can be directed to form characters about 100 billionths of a metre on a side.

Copyright © 2018 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.