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2012-10-03 14:47:27

Less Costly Ways of Sequencing DNA Could Open New Possibilities for Disease Prevention Engineers at The University of Texas at Dallas have used advanced techniques to make the material graphene small enough to read DNA. Shrinking the size of a graphene pore to less than one nanometer — small enough to thread a DNA strand  — opens the possibility of using graphene as a low-cost tool to sequence DNA. “Sequencing DNA at a very cheap cost would enable scientists...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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