NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Clemson University will use a new $2 million grant to study the feeding mechanisms of butterflies and moths with the aim of developing new microfluidic technologies for use in working with DNA samples and drawing liquids from single cells or tissues.

The National Science Foundation-funded research will be aimed at developing new fiber-based devices that would be capable of probing and transporting liquids that are currently impossible to reach, Clemson said this week.

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