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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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The Measure of Every Part
The Measure of Every Part
Zeiss Elyra S1 Super Resolution Structured Illumination Microscope
Ipek Tasan
Huimin Zhao Laboratory
Funded by the NIH

In this image, a few dark points stand out against a softer, textured background. These points represent individual copies of a single gene within human cancer cells. The researchers who created this image developed a new method that allows them to track, in 3D, the location of individual genes within cells. This tool will allow researchers to visualize fundamental biological processes and reveal how these processes are disrupted in diseases such as cancer.