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Genetically-Targeted Microfluidic Cultivation

Researchers for the first time have used a combination of microfluidics and genomics to fish out a specific gut bacterium from the sea of trillions of microbes in the human microbiome. The new method has broad applications for isolating and studying many now impossible or hard-to-grow microorganisms implicated in health and disease, according to a study published online the week of June 23, 2014, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Date:June 05, 2014
Credit:Jonathan Bailey, NHGRI
Dimensions:1902 x 1746
File Size:1.0 Mb
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