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DNA-based nanostructures for molecular sensing

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Nanotechnology has opened up new avenues towards ultra-sensitive, highly selective detection of biological molecules and toxic agents, as well as for therapeutic targeting and screening. Though the goals may seem singular, there is no universal method to identify or detect a molecular target. Each system is application-specific and must not only identify the target, but also transduce this interaction into a meaningful signal rapidly, reliably, and inexpensively. This review focuses on the current capabilities and future directions of DNA-based nanostructures in sensing and detection.

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The article was received on 19 Jun 2009, accepted on 09 Sep 2009 and first published on 20 Oct 2009

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B9NR00142E
Citation: Nanoscale, 2010,2, 188-197

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    DNA-based nanostructures for molecular sensing

    J. B. Lee, M. J. Campolongo, J. S. Kahn, Y. H. Roh, M. R. Hartman and D. Luo, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 188
    DOI: 10.1039/B9NR00142E

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