Designer 'swiss-army-knife' molecule captures RNA in single cells in their natural tissue environment

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 13:00 in Biology & Nature

A multi-disciplinary team from the University of Pennsylvania have published in Nature Methods a first-of-its-kind way to isolate RNA from live cells in their natural tissue microenvironment without damaging nearby cells. This allows the researchers to analyze how cell-to-cell chemical connections influence individual cell function and overall protein production.

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