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Information on tungsten: sources, properties and uses


  • Tungsten has played an important part in a series of enzymes used by ancient tungsten-using organisms.  

More information on tungsten in biology can be found in the article on Tungsten in Life and Medicine in the December 2010 Newsletter

  • Genetic engineers use small tungsten or gold particles (microcarriers) to insert new genes into host cells.


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