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UW Scientists Have Developed New Optogenetic Tools for Biomedical Research
January 24, 2011 — Researchers at the University of Wyoming have characterized and engineered new proteins that expand the use of light as a tool to manipulate cell cultures, tissues and laboratory model animals. (Read UW News Story)