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'Nanolock' detects cancer mutation; could lead to early diagnoses, personalized therapies

20:00 EDT 4 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(American Chemical Society) The moment when healthy cells turn into cancer cells is a critical point. And if caught early enough, many cancers can be stopped in their tracks. One group reports in ACS Sensors that they have developed an accurate and sensitive method that can recognize a particular mutation in the genetic code that has been implicated in the disease. It could help physicians diagnose cancers earlier and treat them with individualized therapies.

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