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Keywords:

  • aggregation;
  • DNA structures;
  • nanotechnology;
  • nucleosides;
  • sensors
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Apt to change color: DNA aptamers have been used to assemble DNA-functionalized gold nanoparticles to produce highly sensitive and selective colorimetric sensors with an instantaneous color response on addition of a substrate. The general method has been shown for adenosine and cocaine (see picture), but should be applicable to any aptamer of choice.