Genome Modification: A New Paradigm for Biofuel
Biofuels have garnered increased attention due to the economic and environmental concerns associated with petroleum-based fuel.
The Impact of Genomic DNA Handling Protocols on Sample Quality
Before you can embark on one of the many applications involving genomic DNA (gDNA), it is important to assess the quality of your samples, especially if these samples could have been exposed to physical shearing or enzymatic degradation.
Get a Red Face After Drinking? You May Have a Higher Risk of Heart Disease
A new study has found that a gene variant that causes a flush reaction after alcohol consumption also increases inflammation and impacts circulation. This finding could explain why individuals carrying this gene variant also have an increased risk of developing a common type of heart disease.
Wheat DNA Could Help Breed “Climate-Proof” Crops
Wheat containing exotic DNA from wild relatives benefits from up to 50% higher yields in hot weather compared with crops lacking these genes.
New Optogenetic Tool To Help Study the Cerebellum
A new optogenetic tool has been developed that enables researchers to activate signaling pathways in the cerebellum and observe their effects.
Deep Dive: Can Too Much Sweetener Affect Your Grandchildren’s Anxiety?
A new study suggests that aspartame, the common sweetener, produces anxiety-like behavior in mice, an effect that was passed on to multiple subsequent generations.
The Monochromator and Its Role in the Spectrograph
Monochromators are an essential part of many spectrometers, important for a range of applications. This article describes what a monochromator is, how it works, the different types, what they are used for and their role in the spectrograph.
An Introduction to Organoids, Organoid Creation, Culture and Applications
Organoids have revolutionized biological and medical research and proven to be excellent substitutes for animal models in preclinical studies. Here, we discuss what organoids are and how they have been developed over the years to become popular research tools.
Can Our Lifestyle Choices Biologically Impact Our Grandkids?
For years, it was understood that only traits or characteristics encoded in our DNA sequence could be transmitted to our offspring. Now, a growing field of research suggests that the mechanisms by which our genes are regulated can also be passed down, perhaps even to our grandkids.
CRISPR Yeast: Replacing the Need for Plant-Derived Metabolites
Plant-derived compounds are widely used across the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and agricultural industries. However, compared to other natural compounds, they often produce a lower yield of secondary metabolites.
Exploring Bioinformatics for Genomic and Transcriptomic Sequencing Data
Download this guide to discover what you need for whole genome sequencing analysis, what you need for RNA sequencing analysis and how to analyze each type of data.
Sequencing the Brain
Download this listicle to learn more about bulk tissue genomics and single-cell RNA-seq analysis of the mammalian brain and investigating cell type-specific changes in brain disorders
Faster Approaches to Vaccine Design
Download this listicle to learn more about the technologies that have advanced vaccine design including reverse vaccinology 2.0, comparative and subtractive genomics, immunoproteomics and immunopeptidomics, and computational approaches.