University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly identifying the functions of genes.
The "high throughput" technique can be used in both cell culture and in animal models to screen thousands of genes for a particular biological function. It provides a method for the rapid development of a cDNA library, which would contain protein-encoding sequences of DNA. Researchers then can use the library to analyze a specific gene function.
The report appears in the July issue of Molecular Therapy, the American Society of Gene Therapy’s journal.
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