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Wee dots yield rainbow of molecule markers

11:36am, July 3, 2001

By tagging biomolecules like runners in a race, researchers can track complex interactions that occur in many biological arenas. Now, chemists report a scheme for creating a versatile color-based tagging system out of tiny atomic clusters, called quantum dots. The new method may enable scientists to track biomolecules with more finesse than ever.

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