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"Diving Board" Sensors Key to DNA Detection
July 26, 2012
Researchers from Drexel University are in the process of refining cantilever sensor technology that they developed to measure samples at the cellular level into an accurate method for quickly detecting traces of DNA in liquid samples.
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