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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Active Gene to EST

In summary, the EST represents the switched-on gene and its mRNA that was originally present in the cell.

By measuring all the ESTs, scientists can tell which genes were switched on in the cells of the original tissue, either normal or cancerous.

Active Gene to EST