Software development has touched another milestone, as researchers are ready with an advanced software program that can further be used to design intricate DNA nanodevices. Experts can use such nanodevices to transport medicine by presenting inside the body.
Ohio State University is one of the prestigious institutions in the US. Researchers of this eminent institution have structured advanced software, which is going to contribute a lot in the world of robotics. The high-level software can design more sophisticated DNA robots as well as nanodevices.
Scientists have mentioned that DNA-based nanodevices and miniature robots can help to transport medicine being present in the human body.
Furthermore, such DNA nanodevices can also trace fatal pathogens if present in the body. These nanodevices also contribute to producing tiny electronics. The advanced software developed for designing DNA nanodevices is called MagicDNA.
MagicDNA: What are the Benefits?
Leveraging MagicDNA will further help in developing techniques to extract minuscule DNA strands followed by making complex DNA structures (such as hinges and rotors) by grouping the strands. Such hinges and rotors are movable and can perform different jobs, and one of the key ones is transporting of drugs.
DNA nanodevices used to take a couple of days to get fully prepared before the invention of MagicDNA. However, MagicDNA has streamlined the task by completing the design within a couple of minutes.
Moreover, experts could structure devices with a maximum of six separate components and merge the components with hinges and joints to enable them to perform complex motions. It was the scenario before the invention of MagicDNA.
The situation has now changed, as MagicDNA has streamlined to design robots as well as other nanodevices with a whopping 20 components. Even MagicDNA has made it easier to control all the components.
How has MagicDNA come as a Revolution?
In simple words, MagicDNA has come as a great boon in streamlining the design of DNA nanodevices to execute complex tasks. According to researchers, MagicDNA has come with various benefits.
One of the biggest benefits of MagicDNA is its contribution to developing advanced, feature-loaded nanodevices. Another outstanding benefit of this software program is to enable researchers to perform the design task in 3D or three-dimensions.
Before MagicDNA, it was only possible to create only 2D or two-dimensional designs. Then, researchers needed to map their designs into three-dimension. That means designing more complex devices was not possible before the invention of MagicDNA.
More about MagicDNA
MagicDNA also enables designers to opt for either the top-down or bottom-up approach when it comes to designing DNA structures.
The top-down approach calls for the requirements for a device when it comes to structuring it geometrically. Next, the approach needs the designers to decide about the automating process of the DNA strands to combine.
On the contrary, the bottom-up approach enables researchers to extract independent DNA strands and to find out the way to group them into the desired structure.
If top-down and bottom-up approaches are combined, then the new approach can help to design a device of more complexity in terms of geometry. Besides, the combined approach also helps to control separate component attributes.
Wrapping Up In short, MagicDNA enables researchers to design advanced robots, which can move in the desired direction or interact with stimulus in a certain way.