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Automated Microfluidic Device Reduces Time to Screen Small Organisms for Genetic Studies


June 23, 2008

microchip Genetic studies on small organisms such as worms and flies can now be done more quickly using a new microfluidic device developed by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The new "lab-on-a-chip" can automatically position, image, determine the phenotype of and sort small animals, such as the worm Caenorhabditis elegans, that is commonly used for biological studies. Full Story

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