"DNA clamp" could allow earlier cancer diagnosis

12/20/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

A "DNA clamp" that produces triple helices 10 times as specific as DNA double helices should allow doctors to spot potentially harmful mutations much earlier than previously possible. The development, detailed in a study from the University of California at Santa Barbara, could change the treatment of cancer and other genetic diseases, according to this article. "Nature is a constant source of inspiration in the development of technologies," said nanotechnology professor Alexis Vallée-Bélisle.

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