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March 9th, 2006

Detection of DNA on Nanotubes

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 that they can use carbon nanotubes to detect specific DNA sequences. Potential applications for the new sensors range from rapid detection of cancer-related genes to simpler tests to identify infectious organisms.

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