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Home > News > New Frontiers in Science and Technology - "Molecular Spies"

November 7th, 2006

New Frontiers in Science and Technology - "Molecular Spies"

Abstract:
Imagine that you are part of an alien race on a mission to study the planet earth. No matter how many detailed photographs you might take by satellite, you would likely decide that the best way to study the earth is to send down spies. In a similar way, the complexity of the human body can best be understood by sending in molecular spies that can perform “house-to-house” or cell-to-cell searches and report back on the status of normal and diseased cells within our bodies.

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