Nanotechnology and Genetics
Many of the applications nanotechnology has for genetics is associated and/or directly makes use of DNA
. One example, of such an application is with medical diagnosis
. This idea combines nanosized probes with DNA sequences or antibodies to form a nanosystem
which detects specific DNA sequences in the body. Detecting DNA sequences could allow researchers to detect genetic diseases long before they become problamatic and can apply treatment sooner. Also, in a similar fashion to drug delivery
, gene therapy could be fashioned through nanocapsules.
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