(University of California – Riverside) Small changes in the structure of DNA have been implicated in breast cancer and other diseases, but they’ve been extremely difficult to detect — until now. Using what they describe as a “chemical nose,” UC Riverside chemists are able to “smell” when bits of DNA are folded in unusual ways.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-05/uoc–cs050321.php