Genetic Material Manipulation and Modification by Optical Trapping and Nanosurgery-A Perspective

  title={Genetic Material Manipulation and Modification by Optical Trapping and Nanosurgery-A Perspective},
  author={A. Bl{\'a}zquez-Castro and J. Fern{\'a}ndez-Piqueras and J. Santos},
  journal={Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology},
  • A. Blázquez-Castro, J. Fernández-Piqueras, J. Santos
  • Published 2020
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
  • Light can be employed as a tool to alter and manipulate matter in many ways. An example has been the implementation of optical trapping, the so called optical tweezers, in which light can hold and move small objects with 3D control. Of interest for the Life Sciences and Biotechnology is the fact that biological objects in the size range from tens of nanometers to hundreds of microns can be precisely manipulated through this technology. In particular, it has been shown possible to optically trap… CONTINUE READING

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