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Stanford-developed iPARS app available for download

Here's a heads up that the Stanford-developed mobile app for viewing the secondary structure of RNA molecules is available for download.

Titled iPARS (link to ITunes store), the app is free and allows scientists to enter a specific RNA from baker's yeast into their iPhone or iPad and see a depiction of its two-dimensional structure.

The technology behind the app makes it possible, for the first time, to experimentally capture a global snapshot of the conformation of thousands of RNA molecules in a cell. Previously, the only way to know what shape a particular RNA molecule preferred was to conduct a laborious series of experiments focused on just that molecule.

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