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Somatic mutations in DNA can serve as cancer specific biomarkers and are increasingly being used to direct treatment. However, they can be difficult to detect in tissue biopsies because there is often only a minimal amount of sample and the mutations are often masked by the presence of wild type alleles from nontumor material in the sample. To facilitate(More)
A synthetic DNA oligonucleotide has been programmed to function as a biological circuit to detect 5'-IsomiRs. The circuit consists of two integrated DNA switches. The first is "activated" when a DNA probe is enzymatically modified by a reverse transcriptase that incorporates nucleotides complementary to the 5'-region of a microRNA (miRNA). Addition of the(More)
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