Surface-attached molecular beacons light the way for DNA sequencing

Publikace: TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 22, 55-58 Autoři: Palecek, E. Rok: 2004


Rapid testing of DNA and RNA nucleotide sequences is required for various research protocols including wide-scale genetic testing, diagnostics, fast detection of biological warfare agents, environmental testing and forensic medicine. At present many laboratories are interested in research and development of an inexpensive, easy-to-use, fast-response device for this purpose. Various methods based on acoustic, electronic and optical detection of the DNA hybridization event have been reported.