Self-replicating Anti-viral Molecular Machines

Augmanity, a research company based in Rehovot, Israel, has synthesized molecular machines, made from nucleic acids, which are capable of digesting viral RNA and utilizing it to assemble additional copies of itself inside living cells. The machine‚Äôs body plan combines several parts that build upon the target RNA, assembling an immobile, DNA:RNA 4-way junction, which … Continue reading Self-replicating Anti-viral Molecular Machines