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According to the researchers, the new technology—known as LASSO cloning—speeds up the creation of proteins, the final products of genes, and is likely to lead to far more rapid discovery of new medicines and biomarkers for scores of diseases.
“Our goal is to make it cheap and easy for any researcher in any field to clone and express the entire set of proteins from any organism,” says Ben Larman, an assistant professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the study’s co-senior author. “Until now, such a prospect was only realistic for high-powered research consortia studying model organisms like fruit flies or mice.”
Chanapa Tantibanchachai “With powerful new technique, scientists can clone thousands of genes at once.” The Hub. John’s Hopkins University, 05 July 2017. Web. 11 July 2017.