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What Is Science Telling Us About Soil Testing and Treatment?

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Just as soil testing is important to the farmer, working to improve upon current soil testing methods is important to the agricultural scientist. By ensuring that farmers and agricultural workers have access to the best possible soil testing tools, they will then be more able to protect and improve the health of their land as needed.

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Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution: An Interview With Professor Jennifer Doudna, Co-developer of CRISPR Genome Editing Technology

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In the second feature of "Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution", we speak with the world-renowned scientist, Professor Jennifer Doudna, the co-developer of CRISPR genome editing technology.

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qPCR Template Qualification

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qPCR Template Qualification using the Thermo Scientific NanoDrop One UV-Vis Spectrophotometer and the Invitrogen Qubit 4 Fluorometer

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A Closer Look at Brewer’s Yeasts Reveals the Diversity Harnessed by Humans
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Using genomic analysis, scientists have revealed the dizzying complexity of yeast found in bottles of beer, wine and cider.

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RNA Folding Insights Lead to New Therapeutics and Synthetic Biology Technologies
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A research team has uncovered a new understanding of how RNA molecules act as cellular "biosensors" to monitor and respond to changes in the environment by controlling gene expression.

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New CRISPR Editing System a "Genetic Word Processor"
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A team from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new CRISPR genome-editing approach by combining two of the most important proteins in molecular biology -- CRISPR-Cas9 and a reverse transcriptase -- into a single machine.

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A New Way of Finding Cancer-causing Germs
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Researchers have pioneered a new way of finding bacteria and viruses linked to cancer, by harnessing genomic data.

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"Missing" Virus Detected in Children With Polio-like Paralysis
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Study is first to find clear signs of enterovirus in the nervous system of AFM patients, providing the strongest evidence to date that the disease is viral.

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Triple-negative Breast Cancer Influenced by Dual Action of Genes and RNA
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Women with triple-negative breast cancer could be differentiated from a more common form of the disease by a panel of 17 small RNA molecules.

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Feeling Like a Fraud: Impostor Syndrome in STEM

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Impostor syndrome is experienced by millions of people around the world cross culturally, and describes difficulty internalizing one's accomplishments or abilities, and instead attributing their success to other factors. In this article, we explore the prevalence of impostor syndrome in STEM and the impact it has on the scientific community.

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Evaluating Detection Methods for Persistent Infection
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A pair of recent studies looked at the reliability of clinical observations and bacterial culture versus quantitative PCR (qPCR) in detecting clinically healthy carriers of the bacterium that causes strangles, who pose an infection risk to naïve individuals.

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Francis Mojica: The Modest Microbiologist Who Discovered and Named CRISPR
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Kicking off Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution, Professor Mojica, or "Francis", takes us on a journey back to the original research that, despite being deemed "crazy" by members of the scientific community at the time, led to the CRISPR revolution that is anticipated to edit evolution forever.

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Who Is Responsible for Reproducible Science?
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Reproducibility is now recognized as a core feature of good scientific practice but too many papers fail to meet the grade. We talked to Leslie D McIntosh, CEO of Ripeta, on the topic of reproducibility. In this interview, we ask Leslie about the concepts within Ripeta’s recent report on the state of reproducible science in 2019.

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