In 10 seconds? Scientists have developed a first-generation DNA-derived nanorobot to deliver drugs specifically to tumors and avoid killing healthy cells – meaning fewer side effects for patients.

What’s the breakthrough? Researchers have found that bacterial DNA can be used to create nanorobots. These 'devices' are ten thousand times thinner than the human hair and can deliver the blood-clotting biomolecule thrombin precisely to tumor sites in the human body.

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