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January 09, 2015

Researchers Develop “Radio Controlled Genetics” Triggering Gene Expression With Electromagnetism

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Researchers Partner in Research Described in Nature Medicine 

By Mary L. Martialay

Troy, N.Y. — It’s the most basic of ways to find out what something does, whether it’s an unmarked circuit breaker or an unidentified gene — flip its switch and see what happens. New remote-control technology may offer biologists a powerful way to do this with cells and genes. A team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rockefeller University is developing a system...

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