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New Tool Isolates RNA Within Specific Cells

May 18, 2009

Michael Miller A team of University of Oregon biologists, using fruit flies, has created a way to isolate RNA from specific cells, opening a new window on how gene expression drives normal development and disease-causing breakdowns. Full Story

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