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Jul 25, 2014

Intracellular RNA-Seq

This literature review highlights a study led by George Church describing FISSEQ, or fluorescent in situ RNA sequencing.

Intracellular RNA-Seq

FISSEQ appears to be sensitive to genes associated with cell type and function, and this in turn could be used for cell typing. [© Alila Medicinal Media - Fotolia.com]

  • Methods such as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) allow gene expression to be observed at the tissue and cellular level; however, only a limited ...

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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