New DNA stain for safe live-cell imaging

New DNA stain for safe live-cell imaging
EPFL scientists have recently developed a new DNA stain called SiR-Hoechst that can be used to image live mammalian cells safely. It is a combination of two molecules, a fluorescent molecule (silicon rhodamine) that works in the far-red spectrum and DNA stain (Hoechst - bisbenzimide). The stain binds to the DNA without affecting the biological function of the cell and helps the biologists to identify individual cells in tissue or culture or track delicate processes like cell division.
How to cite this article:
Hameedunissa Begum Shariff. New DNA stain for safe live-cell imaging. BioLim O-Media. 12 March, 2017. 5(3).
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