World’s tiniest Programmable DNA Thermometer

University of Montreal’s Scientists has developed a programmable DNA thermometer which  is 20,000x smaller than a human hair.  Past one decades, scientists discovered that the DNA molecules which is used to encode a genetic information.”In a few years, biochemists also discovered that biomolecules such as proteins or RNA (a molecule similar to DNA) are employed as nanothermometers in living organisms and report temperature variation by folding or unfolding,” this said by senior author Prof. Alexis Vallée-Bélisle.”Inspired by those natural nanothermometers, which are typically 20,000x smaller than a human hair, we have created various DNA structures that can fold and unfold at specifically defined temperatures.” One […]

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