DNA nanostructures suit up for future missions

Beating cancer and a plethora of other diseases does not only depend on getting hold of the right drugs—it’s also about getting them to the right places in the body, while keeping damage to healthy tissues at a minimum. DNA nanostructures such as self-assembling DNA origami that fold into defined shapes are promising vehicles for the delivery of drugs and diagnostics, and different vaccination strategies. This is because they can be flexibly functionalized with small molecule and protein drugs, and immunogenic antigens, as well as features that facilitate their delivery to specific target cells and tissues. In addition, they are biocompatible and biodegradable. Continue reading at Physorg