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Penn produces graphene nanoribbons with nanopores for fast DNA sequencing
Penn team drilled both notches and full nanopores
November 14, 2013
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have made an advance towards realizing a new gene sequencing technique based on threading DNA through a tiny hole in a layer of graphene. Earlier versions of the technique only made use of graphene's unbeatable thinness, but the Penn team's research shows how the material's unique electrical properties may be employed to make faster and more sensitive sequencing devices.
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