Researchers Develop Microscopic Cantilever to Detect BRAF Mutations


Researchers have developed a sensitive method to directly detect mutations in the BRAF gene without amplifying a DNA or RNA sample. Professor Christoph Gerber of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel, Switzerland; Donata Rimoldi of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Lausanne, Switzerland; and their respective colleagues developed a nanotechnology approach to detect the mutation in RNA from melanoma cells with the help of a microscopic cantilever. Continue reading…