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Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute Engineer Novel DNA Barcode

September 24, 2012

3 colors attached to a DNA nanotube Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have created a new kind of barcode that could come in an almost limitless array of styles--with the potential to enable scientists to gather vastly more vital information at one given time than ever before. The method harnesses the natural ability of DNA to self-assemble, as reported today in the online issue of Nature Chemistry. Full Story

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