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NSF Highlight: Sensing Environmental Danger with DNA

img_23934_sensing environmental danger--rgov-800widthNSF Award: Bionanotechnology for Public Security and Environmental Safety  has been published on NSF’s SEE innovation website. The research, funded by NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, uses aptamers (DNA-carrying molecules) to capture and detect molecules relevant to environmental health. The process can identify multiple toxins in a single test.

This research is part of a larger effort to establish a nationally recognized Center for Bionano-technology at West Virginia University.