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Challenge of isolating a gene, Stanley Cohen

Interviewee: Stanley Cohen. Stanley Cohen talks about the challenge of isolating and studying individual genes. (DNAi Location: Manipulation > Revolution > players > Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen > One of the great challenges of biology)
One of the challenges of biology has been to isolate and study individual genes. If you can imagine a mammalian genome with tens of thousands of genes in it, and the task of really understanding how each of them works is, is a very monumental task. But if those genes can be isolated and studied individually, if they can be expressed individually and the consequences of that expression analyzed, then one begins to get a handle on understanding the way that complex organisms work and how they develop.
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