The combined efforts of chemistry, nanotechnology, and spectroscopy led to the development
of self-assembled fluorescent DNA nanostructures, an inexhaustible source of refined and bizarre
tools and powerful techniques for research and diagnostic applications. This multidisciplinary
area has tremendous prospects for science and technology.
Keywords: Hybridization, DNA nanostructures, Molecular beacons, DNA origami, Fluorescent dyes,
Energy transfer, Fluorescence quenching.
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