Structurally designed DNA star creates ultra-sensitive test for dengue virus

By folding snippets of DNA into the shape of a five-pointed star using structural DNA nanotechnology, researchers have created a trap that captures Dengue virus as it floats in the bloodstream. Once sprung, the trap—which is non-toxic and is naturally cleared from the body—lights up. It’s the most sensitive test for the mosquito-borne diseases yet devised. Continue reading at Physorg