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Title: Compositions and methods for detecting single nucleotide polymorphisms

Described herein are nucleic acid based probes and methods for discriminating and detecting single nucleotide variants in nucleic acid molecules (e.g., DNA). The methods include use of a pair of probes can be used to detect and identify polymorphisms, for example single nucleotide polymorphism in DNA. The pair of probes emit a different fluorescent wavelength of light depending on the association and alignment of the probes when hybridized to a target nucleic acid molecule. Each pair of probes is capable of discriminating at least two different nucleic acid molecules that differ by at least a single nucleotide difference. The methods can probes can be used, for example, for detection of DNA polymorphisms that are indicative of a particular disease or condition.
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Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
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Patent File Date: 2014 May 22
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Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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