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Key Challenges and Pain Points in the Global Laboratory Market
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To better understand the key challenges and pain points in the global laboratory market, Agilent commissioned Frost & Sullivan to carry out an independent survey of 700 scientists across the laboratory employee spectrum. Here we highlight a selection of the survey’s key findings.

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ctDNA as a Blood-based Biomarker for Immunotherapy Response
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Researchers recently evaluated whether a blood-based biomarker detected by ddPCR could indicate how well patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) respond to immunotherapies.

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Improving Cells through Gene Editing
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The advent of gene editing techniques has generated more excitement in biology and medicine than any discovery since polymerase chain reaction thirty years ago. By allowing the removal or addition of nearly any gene into any cell, gene editing circumvents tedious, lengthy development of cell lines for research and biomanufacturing.

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Plant Epigenetics: An untapped molecular resource for crop improvement
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Epigenetic phenomena such as paramutation, transgenic silencing, imprinting, and transposable element inactivation are prevalent in plants and potentially offer a huge resource for directed crop improvement.

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HPC in Research: Analysing more data, more quickly
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We chat to Simon Burbidge, Director of Advanced Computing at the University of Bristol about their new 15,000 core, 600 Teraflop HPC system.

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CRISPR: Emerging applications for genome editing technology
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CRISPR gene editing is the ultimate toolbox for genetic manipulation with a whole host of potential applications.

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Cloud-based Research Informatics: Improving Collaboration, Increasing Agility and Reducing Operating Costs
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With cloud adoption significantly enhancing collaborative projects, increasing operational agility and lowering total cost of ownership, cloud computing has become a valuable and viable solution.

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Bringing the Genomic Revolution to Reproductive Health
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To find out about the history of carrier screening and the tools being developed to overcome challenges in the field we spoke to Dr. Doron Behar, CEO of Igentify, and CSO of Gene by Gene.

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Managing the Genomics Data Deluge
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With such tremendous amounts of data being produced, adequate storage capacity and methodology will be crucial for the advancement of genomic research and medicine.

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Advancing Molecular Diagnostics with dPCR
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To find out about the potential clinical utility of dPCR we spoke to Jim Huggett, Principal Scientist, LGC, Senior Lecturer, The University of Surrey.

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