FEATURE: Need a Gene? Blue Heron Plans to Turn Gene Synthesis into a Well-Oiled Machine | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, June 1 - Investigating a gene's function, scientists agree, requires a physical copy of that gene's DNA. Sounds simple enough. But just getting enough copies of a gene to use in the lab can often take months of effort, and sometimes, in the case of rarely expressed or otherwise uncooperative genes, efforts to produce the gene's DNA are futile.

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