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New iteration of high precision DNA microscopy is presented.
- June 26, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Today, a joint team of microbiologists from the United States presented a new work, which was expressed in the promotion of modern microscopy – in particular, experts reported that they had managed to create a conceptually new type of microscopic analysis based on DNA codes and RNA molecules. Unlike many other modern methods of high-detail microscopy, the presented variant has an even higher rate of penetration into matter and does not rely on any optical aspects and technologies, instead calculating the relative position of RNA molecules and their DNA codes, along with a number of other parameters matter
In particular, experts reported that their new method of DNA microscopy is so different from fluorescent and others in that it relies not on optical methods of studying matter, but on a chemically encoded system of methods, in which the relative position of molecules can be noted determine their distance between each other and genetic information about the object being studied – each such molecule is somehow related to a specific DNA segment and code, which allows analyzing even the smallest e matter particles, down to 0.01 micrometers, which is considerably less than even with modern fluorescence microscopy.
In addition, the developers talk about their intention to somehow further improve the functionality of their method, giving it some third-party features and capabilities – in particular, the ability to interact and contact even with the most unstable materials and elements that they can be.
On the other hand, experts are still not in a hurry to provide their implementations to the general public, because they want to pre-run in and stabilize all aspects of their new DNA microscopy. One thing is no doubt for sure – most likely in the coming years it will be the one that is most in demand in terms of studying the smallest particles of matter.