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Microfluidic Device Rapidly Orients Hundreds of Embryos for High-throughput Experiments
December 26, 2010
Researchers have developed a microfluidic device that automatically orients hundreds of fruit fly embryos to prepare them for research. The device could facilitate the study of such issues as how organisms develop their complex structures from single cells.
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