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carbonqubit t1_j4xzyjn wrote

It looks like they used UV light with a wavelength of 310 nm to directly cross-link thymidine bases. Nearby pyrimidines are converted to cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers, which then pair with the free thyminde bases to build the cone shaped nanostructures.


jojomaniacal t1_j4y8lfm wrote

Oh wow that's much more targeted and sophisticated than I was thinking. Origami really fits for what they did there.