The sequencing of the Haemophilus influenzae genome in 1995 sparked an increasing interest in functional genomics, specifically in the development of high-throughput screens that can more closely examine gene function in mammalian cells.
 
Unfortunately, researchers have found that conventional transfection methods have low efficiencies in mammalian cells, particularly in primary cell types.
 

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

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