Nanoporous Gold (image) University of California - Davis Share Print E-Mail Caption Nanoporous gold contains tiny pores that can filter DNA from other biomolecules. The material can be used to make DNA detection devices for use in diagnostics. Credit Erkin Seker, UC Davis Usage Restrictions May be used with acknowledgement of the source. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.