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Barcoded molecules

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For a quarter of a century, barcodes have been used in the macroscopic world to tag goods in supermarkets. Can the same idea be used to track molecules in microbiology?

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Figure 1: Probes for tracking biomolecular binding events
Figure 2: The bulk-porous interface of different porous silicon samples.

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