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  • Structurally designed 'DNA star' creates ultrasensitive test for dengue virus

    In an artist's rendering, star-shaped DNA binds onto a dengue virus and lights up to detect the virus in a blood test.

    Star-shaped DNA binds onto a dengue virus and lights up to detect the virus in a blood test.

    Image courtesy of Xing Wang

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  • Editor’s note: This news release is adapted from content provided by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For more information, contact Reeve Hamilton, director of media relations, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, call 518-833-4277 or email hamilr5@rpi.edu; or Xing Wang, University of Illinois, xingw@illinois.edu.