When Chad Mirkin, PhD, envisions nanotechnology's future, he scoffs
at the notion that it will create such sci-fi wonders as microscopic robots.
But he wholeheartedly believes it will have a dramatic impact on the practice
Sitting back in his spacious office in shorts and a casual shirt, Mirkin,
who heads up Northwestern University's Institute for Nanotechnology, in Evanston,
Ill, recently talked with JAMA about an innovative nanotech detection tool
for diagnostic tests and clinical research that he and colleagues have developed,
the bio-barcode assay.
Hampton T. Nanotech Group's "Bio-Barcode" Test a Promising Diagnostic, Research Tool. JAMA. 2004;292(11):1291-1293. doi:10.1001/jama.292.11.1291