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Researchers engineer a hybrid five times more effective in delivering genetic material into cells

December 16, 2013

chemistry graphic Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU) and the NYU College of Dentistry have developed a carrier in their lab that is five times more efficient in delivering DNA into cells than today's commercial delivery methods--reagent vectors. This novel complex is a peptide-polymer hybrid, assembled from two separate, less effective vectors that are used to carry DNA into cells. The study will help researchers better understand gene function. Full Story

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Polytechnic Institute of New York University

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