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Chemical ‘nose’ sniffs critical differences in DNA structures

Chemical ‘nose’ sniffs critical differences in DNA structures

(University of California – Riverside) Small changes in the structure of DNA have been implicated in breast cancer and other diseases, but they’ve been extremely difficult to detect — until now. Using what they describe as a “chemical nose,” UC Riverside chemists are able to “smell” when bits of DNA are folded in unusual ways.

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