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Flongle - for rapid DNA/RNA sequencing tests in any environment

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Flongle is an adapter (flow cell dongle) for MinION or GridION that enables direct, real-time DNA or RNA sequencing on smaller, single-use flow cells. Providing access to sequence data as soon your experiment starts, Flongle is designed to be the quickest, most accessible and cost-efficient sequencing system for smaller tests and experiments.

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Human Nature Documentary Trailer

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A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.

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Like Mountaineers, Nerves Need Expert Guidance to Find Their Way

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Researchers have discovered how neurons navigate a tricky cellular environment by listening for directions, while simultaneously filtering out inappropriate instructions to avoid getting lost.

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Over 400 Genes Associated With Schizophrenia Identified
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In the largest study of its kind, involving more than 100,000 people, researchers have applied a novel machine learning method to identify 413 genetic associations with schizophrenia across 13 brain regions

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A Key Player in the Maturation of Sexual Organs
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Puberty is a period of extensive changes of body morphology and function. As much as we are familiar with these life-altering changes, relatively little was known about what sets the whole process in motion - until now.

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Seeds Inherit Memories From Their Mothers
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Seeds remain in a dormant, "sleeping" state as long as the environmental conditions are not ideal for germination. The depth of this "sleep" is influenced by the seed's mother. Researchers have shown how this maternal imprint is transmitted through "interfering" RNAs which inactivate certain genes.

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World Down Syndrome Day 2019: An Interview With Down Syndrome Expert Dr Julia Kinder
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Dr Julia Kinder is a Down syndrome expert, national speaker, author, career consultant, fitness guru, and family practice physician. March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, and we caught up with Julia to ask her how scientists, parents, and doctors can work together to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome.

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Mass Spectrometry is Advancing Cancer Research in Leaps and Bounds
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From picking out cancerous tissue areas during diagnosis, to uncovering novel biomarkers of early detection, mass spectrometry has become an indispensable analytical technique in cancer research.

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Exploring Sleep and Genetics on World Sleep Day 2019
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March 15, 2019 marks World Sleep Day, an annual event organized by the World Sleep Society to celebrate sleep. Today, we explore the scientific research that looks at the links between our genes, why we sleep, and the negative impact a lack of sleep may have.

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Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science
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We recently spoke with Jessica Wade, PhD, a physicist at Imperial College London to learn more about her extraordinary efforts to raise the profile of female scientists and other underrepresented groups in science.

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Like Genes, Our Microbes Pass from Parent to Child
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Our bodies are ecosystems by themselves - home to thousands of tiny microorganisms, known as microbes. Some are harmful while others are important to health. But did you know that microbes, like genes, are transmitted from mother to child even before birth?

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Incentivizing Drug Development for Rare Diseases
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On Rare Disease Day 2019, we discuss how regulatory incentives are necessary for encouraging rare disease drug development, and share the testimonial videos from this year's international campaign.

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