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Dynamic Delivery

By Ruth Williams | July 1, 2012

Microscopic sponges made entirely of RNA enable efficient gene silencing.

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Tracing the Ephemeral

By Hannah Waters | June 1, 2012

A novel reporter system can track the ever-changing levels of the plant signal auxin with great precision.

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Bubble Vision

By Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012

Turning a liability into an asset, cryo-electron microscopists exploit an artifact to probe protein structure.

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A Brighter Beacon

By Edyta Zielinska | April 1, 2012

A novel liquid laser set-up can detect single nucleotide mutations in a cancer gene.

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Delivering Silence

By Sabrina Richards | March 1, 2012

Using RNA viruses to silence genes could optimize tissue targeting while reducing toxicity.

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Switching the Bait

By Edyta Zielinska | February 1, 2012

Turning a standard technique into an unbiased screen for diagnostic biomarkers

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It’s Easy Being Green

By Richard P. Grant | January 1, 2012

Now RNA can glow in the cell, as only proteins could in the past.

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Flow Cytometry for the Masses

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.

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Deep Tissue Treatment

By Tia Ghose | September 1, 2011

A new, genetically encoded tag for electron microscopy may revolutionize studies of specific proteins in cells and tissues.

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The Right Sort

By Richard P. Grant | August 1, 2011

Using the strongest molecular binding partnership in biology to separate different cell types.

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