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  • Nanopores could map small changes in DNA that signal big shifts in cancer

    University of Illinois researchers developed a method to detect and map DNA methylation, which can be a sign of cancer, by threading the DNA through a tiny hole in a thin sheet of conductive material with a current running through it.

    University of Illinois researchers developed a method to detect and map DNA methylation, which can be a sign of cancer, by threading the DNA through a tiny hole in a thin sheet of conductive material with a current running through it.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Jean-Pierre Leburton, call (217) 333-6813; email: jleburto@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Detection and mapping of DNA methylation with 2D material nanopores” is available online. doi:10.1038/s41699-017-0005-7