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Open Biosystems Expression Arrest


Open Biosystems said this week that it has commercially released its Expression Arrest human and mouse short hairpin RNA libraries.

The libraries, said the company, provide researchers with access to thousands of shRNA clones designed, synthesized, and sequenced for immediate use. Customers, Open Biosystems noted, can select specific shRNA clones from an online database and receive them in express shipments.

Details about the libraries can be found at

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