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Tenfold Boost in Ability to Pinpoint Proteins in Cancer Cells
March 19, 2013
A new method for color-coding cells allows cancer researchers to illuminate 100 biomarkers, a ten-time increase from the current standard. This helps to analyze individual cells from cultures or tissue biopsies.
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