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Microchip-like technology allows single-cell analysis
May 14, 2014
Engineers have developed a system similar to random access memory chips that allows the fast, efficient control and separation of individual cells. Once scaled up, the technology promises to sort and store hundreds of thousands of cells in a matter of minutes, enabling biologists to study vast arrays of single cells.
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