A bright idea: DNA glucose sensors

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Biological sciences students Erica Shannon, left, and Amanda Foster are among the members of Missouri S&T’s iGEM chapter. The group developed a biological system to detect glucose levels, a process that could one day help people with diabetes. Shannon served as president of the iGEM chapter this past semester, and Foster is the group’s newly elected president. Photos by B.A. Rupert

For people with diabetes, monitoring blood-sugar levels several times a day can be painful to the pocketbook as well as the flesh. But thanks to the work of a group of Missouri S&T students, the process may cost less in the future.

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