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New DNA Test Uses Nanotechnology to Find Early Signs of Cancer


August 17, 2009

DNA strands linked to cancer risks Using tiny crystals called quantum dots, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a highly sensitive test to look for DNA attachments that often are early warning signs of cancer. Full Story

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