Seeman Discovered

Ned Seeman of New York U. received one of Discover Magazine's 1997 awards for Technological Innovation. Ned was honored for his innovative manipulation of nucleic acids to build molecular frameworks and micromachines, which Discover Magazine characterizes as precursors to miniature robots that will roam our bloodstream, healing injuries and fighting disease. Ned (characteristically conservative) said "I regard most of what we're doing here as engineering but every now and then something doesn't work as expected and we have to do some science".