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University of Pennsylvania

A Nanoscale Platform to Detect DNA Molecules

Caption: University of Pennsylvania researchers developed a carbon-based, nanoscale platform to electrically detect single DNA molecules. Electric fields push tiny DNA strands through atomically-thin graphene nanopores that ultimately may sequence DNA bases by their unique electrical signature.

Credit: Photo: Robert Johnson, Temple University

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