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LIFE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES: Souping Up Your 'Scope

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Science  02 May 2014:
Vol. 344, Issue 6183, pp. 536-538
DOI: 10.1126/science.344.6183.536

Summary

The diversity of options for today's microscopes—objectives and cameras, advanced stages and software, sources of illumination, and more—challenge even the experts when designing a new system. The process gets even more complex when faced with constraints, such as a budget or a specific set of necessary applications. Consequently, life scientists need to know where to spend and when to save. The experts interviewed here provide some pointers and give us insight into some of the newest components in the fast-changing field of microscopy.