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Beyond Genomics, Biologists and Engineers Decode the Next Frontier
November 19, 2009
A team of biologists and engineers has dramatically improved the speed and accuracy of measuring histones, an enigmatic set of proteins that influences almost every aspect of how cells and tissues function. The new method offers a long-sought tool for studying stem cells, cancer and other problems of fundamental importance to biology and medicine.
Princeton University, Engineering School
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