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DNA nanotechnology: a future perspective

Overview of attention for article published in Nanoscale Research Letters, March 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#32 of 1,062)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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5 tweeters


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DNA nanotechnology: a future perspective
Published in
Nanoscale Research Letters, March 2013
DOI 10.1186/1556-276x-8-119
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Muniza Zahid, Byeonghoon Kim, Rafaqat Hussain, Rashid Amin, Sung Ha Park


In addition to its genetic function, DNA is one of the most distinct and smart self-assembling nanomaterials. DNA nanotechnology exploits the predictable self-assembly of DNA oligonucleotides to design and assemble innovative and highly discrete nanostructures. Highly ordered DNA motifs are capable of providing an ultra-fine framework for the next generation of nanofabrications. The majority of these applications are based upon the complementarity of DNA base pairing: adenine with thymine, and guanine with cytosine. DNA provides an intelligent route for the creation of nanoarchitectures with programmable and predictable patterns. DNA strands twist along one helix for a number of bases before switching to the other helix by passing through a crossover junction. The association of two crossovers keeps the helices parallel and holds them tightly together, allowing the assembly of bigger structures. Because of the DNA molecule's unique and novel characteristics, it can easily be applied in a vast variety of multidisciplinary research areas like biomedicine, computer science, nano/optoelectronics, and bionanotechnology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Arab Emirates 1 <1%
Estonia 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Unknown 132 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 26%
Researcher 22 16%
Student > Master 12 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 9%
Student > Bachelor 12 9%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 25 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 23 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 19 14%
Engineering 12 9%
Physics and Astronomy 9 7%
Other 22 16%
Unknown 30 22%

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