Happy DNA!

Most people know that DNA can fold, as it exists almost exclusively in its trademark double helix form.  Scientists have been able to take the 3-D properties of DNA macromolecules, using its backbone and base-pairing interactions, and fold it into novel shapes. 

The smiley face is a simulation, but I’d like to think that could happen.  Sometimes science doesn’t need a “point” … it just needs to draw cool stuff out of other cool stuff.

DNA In The Fold – Science News