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The Pathogen Box: A Catalyst for Neglected Disease Drug Discovery
Benoît Laleu*, Thomas Spangenberg, Wesley Van Voorhis, Angelique Doy, Dylan Pillai, Andreas Verras, Joie Garfunkle, Jeremy Burrows, Timothy Wells, Paul Willis

Modelled after the Malaria Box, the Pathogen Box contains ~400 diverse drug-like molecules active against neglected diseases of interest such as Chagas disease, cryptosporidiosis, hookworm, sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis, malaria, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, trichuriasis, tuberculosis.

DNA-free CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering in zebrafish
Amanda Haas, Alex J. Blasky*, Rytis Prekeris*, John A. Schiel, Melissa L. Kelley, and Anja van Brabant Smith | Dharmacon, now part of GE Healthcare, 2650 Crescent Drive, Suite 100, Lafayette, CO 80026, USA *University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, Denver, CO, USA

Poster describing the advantages of a DNA-free gene editing system and the application of this system in zebrafish.

Analysis of Terpenes Using Gas Chromatography with Vacuum Ultraviolet
Changling Qiu, Jonathan Smuts, Phillip Walsh, and Kevin A. Schug

The VUV absorption spectra for different terpenes were distinctive and differentiable. GC-VUV demonstrated the capabilities for qualitative and quantitative analysis of terpenes in turpertine mixtures. Chromatographic coeluting signals can be deconvolved by the VUV data analysis software.

Mobility of Aeroallergens in Home: Effect of Location of Air Sampling and Implication for Evaluation of Patient Exposure
Julian Gordon1, Paul Detjen, Andrea Wachter & Prasanthi Gandhi1

The Inspirotec sampler permitted the easy testing of multiple locations within a household. Air sampling simultaneously at 12 locations by other technologies would have been technically challenging. These were run by an untrained operator.

Selective Debenzylation of N-Benzyloxypyrazinones in Flow

Selective and reproducible debenzylation of benzyloxypyrazinones by using catalytic transfer hydrogenation in flow chemistry to yield N-hydroxypyrazinones. The flow methodology enabled us to avoid overreduction of the compounds to pyrazin-2(1H)-ones.

Addressing False Positive Variants Arising from Pseudogenes
Risha Govind1,2, Sam Wilkinson1,3, Nicola Whiffin1,2, Shibu John1,2, Rachel J. Buchan1,2, Elizabeth Edwards1,2, Deborah J. Morris-Rosendahl1,3, James S. Ware1,2, P.J. Barton1,2, Stuart A. Cook1,2

Clinical genetic testing has been transformed in recent years by the introduction of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).

The Challenges of Genetic Testing in Patients Diagnosed with Breast Cancer; The Kent Oncology Centre Experience
Christos Mikropoulos1,2, Aaron Davies 1, Charlotte Abson1, Gill Sadler1, Gemma McCormick1, Questa Karlsson2, Julia Hall2

In this study we explore retrospective data to determine strategies for optimizing the genetic referral pathways for breast cancer.

The Role of microRNAs in Memory Consolidation in Lymnaea
György Kemenes1, Dimitris Vavoulis2, Sergei Korneev1

In this study we investigated the temporal dynamics of the post-training expression of miRNAs in the ‘learning ganglia’ of Lymnaea.

Design considerations for highly specific and efficient synthetic crRNA molecules
Anja van Brabant Smith, Emily M. Anderson, Shawn McClelland, Elena Maksimova, Tyler Reed, Steve Lenger, Žaklina Strezoska, Hidevaldo Machado Dharmacon, part of GE Healthcare, 2650 Crescent Drive, Suite #100, Lafayette, CO 80026, US

An overview of our rational design algorithm for picking highly functional crRNA sequences in combination with comprehensive specificity analysis.

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