Drag-and-drop DNA builds cancer-combating drug

| December 11, 2012 |

A drug has been developed to combat a lethal brain cancer using a drag-and-drop DNA-self assembly technique.

A team from Parabon Nanolabs built the drug up, molecule by molecule, using a computer program called inSçquio. It combines computer-aided-design principles with nanoscale fabrication processes.

In a press release, the US national science foundation, which funded the research, said that the approach “could drastically reduce the time required to create and test medications”.

View the original article here: Drag-and-drop drug targets brain cancer