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Lasers improve scientists’ understanding of complex proteins from PhysOrg.com

By shooting lasers at an RNA polymerase (RNAP) and a strand of DNA, scientists have learned a critical component of how a complex protein develops.

Using a system called fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) on a single molecule, a researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Physical Biosciences Institute (PBI) in collaboration with UCLA scientists found that the procedure that regulates genes in a strand of DNA is a single process.

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New York tech start-up develops DNA amplifier the size of a paper clip from PhysOrg.com

Crime labs and operating rooms that use deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing to prosecute criminals and heal patients could get the job done cheaper and with less equipment if a New York company’s first-generation fluidic micro-device gets to the marketplace.

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November 22, 2005 at 9:21 pm

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