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Carbon Nanotubes Boost Gene-Transfer Capabilities

April 8, 2016

(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) – Scientists say they have developed a new and highly efficient method for gene transfer. The technique, which involves culturing and transfecting cells with genetic material on an array of carbon nanotubes, reportedly overcomes the limitations of other gene editing technologies. The device, which is described in a study (“High-Efficiency Gene Transfection of Cells through Carbon Nanotube Arrays”) published in Small, is the product of a collaboration between researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

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