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Published on May 19, 2009
Please visit www.hogberglab.net for more info. The animation shows how a DNA scaffold strand (blue) assumes the final shape of a DNA origami six-helix bundle. The short DNA strands that enter the scene at a later stage are the so called staples. The staples force the DNA scaffold to fold by hybridizing to different parts of the scaffold, stapling it toghether. This is certainly not what the actual folding looks like, but is intended to show how our DNA origami structures are connected together. I made the animation with Autodesk Maya using data from a real DNA origami design.