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Single-cell Transfection Tool Enables Added Control for Biological Studies

May 21, 2013

transfection of the dextran Alexa Fluor 488 dye Northwestern University researchers have developed a novel tool for single-cell transfection, in which they deliver molecules into targeted cells through temporary nanopores in the cell membrane created by a localized electric field. Full Story

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