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Purdue U researchers find that gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer gene segments in a living cell

  • Posted: April 23, 2014

Purdue University researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA.

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