Dylan Burnette and Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Healthand Human Development, National Institutes of Health
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The cells shown here are fibroblasts, one of the most common cells in mammalian connective tissue. These particular cells were taken from a mouse. Scientists used them to test the power of a new microscopy technique that offers vivid views of the inside of a cell. The DNA within the nucleus (blue), mitochondria (green), and cellular skeleton (red) are clearly visible.
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