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Combining Chemistry and Biotech Leads to Powerful Diagnosis Tool

Caption: Many diseases, including cancers, leave genetic clues in the body just as criminals leave DNA at a crime scene. But tools to detect the DNA-like sickness clues known as miRNAs, tend to be slow and expensive. Now Chemistry researcher Tom Vosch and plant molecular biologist Seong Wook Yang, both from the University of Copenhagen, have invented a DNA sensor, coupling genetic material to a luminous molecule which goes dark only in the presence of a specific disease.

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