Breakthrough in cell-type analysis offers new ways to study development and disease

Monday, December 29, 2008 - 12:41 in Biology & Nature

It’s sometimes said that disease does not discriminate, but that’s not true. Many diseases are very particular about the types of cells they attack, laying waste to one population while sparing its nearly identical neighbors for no apparent reason. New research from The Rockefeller University for the first time enables scientists to carefully study the biomolecular differences among types of cells in order to learn what makes some susceptible to attack and others resistant.

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