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Good Timing: NIST/CU Collaboration Adds Timing Capability to Living Cell Sensors


February 7, 2012

micrograph of human cells Individual cells modified to act as sensors using fluorescence are already useful tools in biochemistry, but now they can add good timing to their resume, thanks in part to NIST expertise. Full Story

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