"Why cannot we write the entire 24 volumes of the Encyclopaedia Brittanica on the head of a pin?"


      - Richard P. Feynman
There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom, December 29, 1959, Caltech

Have you ever imagined that the above dream/vision may be achieved in the near future using DNA? This is now possible with the recent research in the area of DNA Nanotechnology. Based on the research led by Bryan Wei, Mingjie Dai and Peng Yin (Harvard University) on Complex shapes self-assembled from single-stranded DNA tiles we have been able to develop a software called 'DNA Pen'. Using this now you can write at the nano-scale in any language or you can draw an arbitary 2D shape at nano-scale. Enjoy Writing!

DNA Pen has been developed for the sole-purpose of generating a user-friendly, interactive environment for users to envisage their DNA structures, and get the actual DNA sequences required to make the structure physically.

Poster Paper
Arnav Goyal, Dixita Limbachiya, Shikhar Kumar Gupta, Foram Joshi, Sushant Pritmani, Akshita Sahai and Manish K. Gupta, DNA Pen: A Tool for Drawing on a Molecular Canvas, DNA 19 Conference 2013, Arizona, USA, 2013. Paper (pdf) Poster 71 (pdf)
This project is supported by Microsoft Research India Travel Grant 2013.