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Extracting Cellular ‘Engines’

January 7, 2011

Extracting mitochondria from a human cell (larger object on bottom right) is a tricky process. NIST researchers recently developed techniques that can surgically remove these tiny cellular engines, potentially enabling new ways to explore the link between mitochondrial DNA and a host of diseases. This short video clip (.mov format) demonstrates the process.

Credit: NIST



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