Nadrian C. Seeman: DNA, Not Merely the Secret of Life

Everyone learns in school that DNA is the genetic coding material found in all organisms. However, the information storage capacity that enables DNA to function in the world of biology can also be exploited to control the creation of 3D molecular structures. Dr. Seeman, the 2010 Kavli Prize Laureate in Nanoscience, talks about how DNA can be programmed readily to make objects, crystals, and even nanomechanical devices.

The Kavli Prize Carnegie lectures is Co-hosted by the Carnegie Institution for Science with The Kavli Foundation, the Royal Embassy of Norway, and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The Kavli Prize is a partnership between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, The Kavli Foundation (United States), and The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.