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Biological Large Scale Integration

Biological Large Scale Integration

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: RLE 60th Anniversary Colloquia Series - Beyond the Limits. Though Stephen Quake's research is confined to the smallest of scales, his achievements have already made a large impact on the study of biology. Quake's area of microfluidics involves fabricating tiny devices akin to those a plumber uses, but useful on the molecular level. Quake modestly describes his "plumbing tools" as "very simple stuff, not rocket science," but these mini valves and chambers, which enable him to manipulate the behaviors of fluids in minute volumes, are already proving useful in some of the toughest problems of bioscience. Quake has fashioned microfluidic technology to analyze DNA sequences in a large-scale way, and to determine protein structure. Borrowing from... Show More
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