Have you ever wanted to touch an amoeba?

BY newsdesk  September 13, 2013 at 1:57 PM EDT

Scientists in France may have come up with a new way for people to “touch” and manipulate bacteria, proteins and other biological building blocks that can only be seen under a microscope. The new technology called “haptic optical tweezers” can give researchers the ability to sense and exert tiny forces on cells and other microscopic elements, possibly opening the door for new advances in medicine and biotechnology.

Want to read more? View the abstract as originally reported in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments.