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Quantum Dots Get Wet

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Science  04 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5616, pp. 80-81
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5616.80

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New coatings protect nanocrystals from the watery environment of the cell and pave the way for widespread use of the versatile fluorescent clusters in biology. These so-called quantum dots could replace traditional organic dyes for some types of imaging studies.