A team of researchers led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology has used a single protein nanopore to distinguish polymer molecules of different sizes. Their study — in effect, miniaturized mass spectrometry in solution — might help pave the way for nanopore-based DNA sequencing, according to one of the researchers involved.
 

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

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