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Dec 05, 2018
 |  BC Extra  |  Tools & Techniques

Cell-free DNA assay can detect cancer in 10 minutes

University of Queensland researchers have developed a 10-minute, cell-free DNA (cfDNA) diagnostic assay that can detect multiple cancers by exploiting epigenetically programmed methylation patterns in cancer DNA that increases binding to gold nanoparticles.

In a paper published in Nature Communications, the scientists said that genomic DNA from normal cells and cancer cells have different methylation patterns. Normal cell DNA has methylcytosines dispersed throughout...

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