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Researchers from the University of Arkansas have developed a nanopositioning system that makes use of a tuning fork, probe-bound DNA, and a solid-state nanopore to control translocation of the DNA through the pore.

The team demonstrated in a study published in ACS Nano that they could thread DNA through the pore at a rate 100 microseconds per base, a rate that is slow enough to detect each base as it passes through the pore, according to the authors.

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