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February 18th, 2006

Detection of DNA on nanotubes offers new sensing, sequencing technologies

Abstract:
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who recently reported that DNA-wrapped carbon nanotubes could serve as sensors in living cells now say the tiny tubes can be used to target specific DNA sequences. Potential applications for the new sensors range from rapid detection of hazardous biological agents to simpler and more efficient forensic identification.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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