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Orange and blue view of monkey cells
Science Snapshot: More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkey Cells
This year’s second-place winner of the 2022 Nikon Small World in Motion competition shows a 12-hour time-lapse of labeled cells.
Science Snapshot: More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkey Cells
Science Snapshot: More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkey Cells

This year’s second-place winner of the 2022 Nikon Small World in Motion competition shows a 12-hour time-lapse of labeled cells.

This year’s second-place winner of the 2022 Nikon Small World in Motion competition shows a 12-hour time-lapse of labeled cells.

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