optical tweezers


a: Optical tweezers ~
b: a stethoscope to the RNA


In this research, the three labs asked, 'What are the forces the ribosome exerts when it translates mRNA'' Noller added, 'We can then break those forces down. If multiple events are happening, we can potentially de-convolute them and start to figure out what they are. It is like putting a stethoscope to the RNA.'

Writer: Harry Noller
Date: Oct 7 2014 11:09 AM

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