This Week in PNAS

In a paper appearing in this week's PNAS Early Edition, researchers at Cornell University "present a proof-of-principle demonstration for a new method using a nanofluidic device that combines real-time detection and automated sorting of individual molecules based on their epigenetic state." For this demonstration, the researchers report that their technology showed up to 98 percent accuracy in molecule sorting and that it "achieved postsorting sample recovery on femtogram quantities

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