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Introduction to nanopore sequencing

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies has developed nanopore-based DNA and RNA sequencing technology designed to provide on-demand biological information, to any person, in any environment.

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Ready for a change of scenery?

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Get a new perspective on your sample QC with the Agilent 4150 TapeStation system and open up new horizons. Ideal for handling smaller numbers of samples, the system with ScreenTape assays delivers fast, reliable results within any NGS workflow.

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World’s First Genetically Enhanced Human Vascular Cells

World’s First Genetically Enhanced Human Vascular Cells

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Scientists have generated the world's first genetically enhanced human vascular cells by targeting a single longevity gene, FOXO3.

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58 Year Old Mutation Mystery May Be 'Corn'erstone of Plant Biology
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In discovering a mutant gene that "turns on" another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an almost six-decades-old mystery with a finding that may have implications for plant breeding in the future.

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Whole Genome Sequencing for Personalized Antibiotic Therapy
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Researchers have added to evidence that rapid resistance gene sequencing technology can accurately speed the identification of specific antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains that sicken and kill some patients.

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Foes of GM Foods Know Less Than They Think
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The people who hold the most extreme views opposing genetically modified foods think they know most about GMO food science, but actually know the least.

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Synthetic Biology Rewrites the Rules of the Genome
Synthetic Biology Rewrites the Rules of the Genome
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Synthetic biology (SB) is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of scientific applications. In this article we'll explore work aiming to synthesize genes faster than ever before, expand the genetic alphabet and turn DNA into a storage medium. To this end, we interviewed two leading figures in the field, Emily Leproust PhD, CEO of Twist Bioscience and Floyd Romesberg PhD, a Professor of Chemistry at the Scripps Institute.

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Overcoming Challenges in Biopharma: Transformational Innovation is Key
Overcoming Challenges in Biopharma: Transformational Innovation is Key
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Looking at the industry growth and the complexities of biopharma development, it is no wonder that transformational developments are required to better equip laboratories and operations in biopharma.

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Bioengineering and Food Labeling Requirements
Bioengineering and Food Labeling Requirements
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In a move aimed to make the origins of food more transparent for consumers, the USDA have launched new rulings regarding the labeling requirements for bioengineered ingredients – but what does this mean for producers, retailers and consumers?

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Quantifying Minimal Residual Disease in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Quantifying Minimal Residual Disease in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
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Thanks to advances in therapeutics, chronic myeloid leukemia has been transformed from a deadly cancer into a manageable, chronic condition. However, patients have to stay on these drugs their whole lives, as there isn't a diagnostic test sensitive enough to detect traces of the disease that threaten a relapse. This article delves into the unmet need for such a test, and explains why droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) is a strong candidate that may fill this gap.

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Cell Signaling in Cancer
Cell Signaling in Cancer
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This article discusses the relationship between cell signaling and cancer, highlights key signaling pathways involved in cancer, and explores how critical mediators of aberrant signaling can be turned into therapeutic targets for cancer.

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A (Lab)Step Towards Reproducible Science
A (Lab)Step Towards Reproducible Science
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The reproducibility crisis is holding back science. London-based Labstep, a start-up out of Oxford University, think that their tool can help make science more open and reproducible. That claim has now been given some concrete evidence with the announcement that the research contingent of the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM will be trialling Labstep across their Banjul-based facility.

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