Study results on carbon nanotubes: single-molecule sequencing

January 12, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Genome Web] – Researchers at Arizona State University demonstrated for the first time that DNA can translocate through a single-walled carbon nanotube. In the process, they found that the properties of the tubes could make them a useful device for single-molecule sequencing because they can slow the rate of translocation to a speed where reading the sequence may actually be possible.

For more information: Study Results Indicate Carbon Nanotubes Could Act as Nano-tunnels in Single-Molecule Sequencing