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University of Oregon

Phil Washbourne, University of Oregon

Caption: University of Oregon biologist Phil Washbourne collaborated with an Oregon company to develop a UV light-activated on-off switch for the vital gene-blocking molecule, an accomplishment that may help researchers around the world who are studying early developmental processes.

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