Contact: Jordan Reese
University of Pennsylvania
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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