Advances in Single-Cell Sequencing and Their Applications
Here, we describe the latest developments in single-cell sequencing and their applications in diverse fields such as oncology and microbiology.
Probing the Molecules of Life
We recently interviewed Dr Peter Nemes to learn how his lab is "digging in a goldmine of discoveries" in developmental biology, what the future of MS-based analysis might hold and the challenges that come with probing the molecules of life that only exist for a matter of minutes.
Crawfish: “THE NEXT BIG THING” in the Aquaculture Industry Thanks to Breakthrough Technology
With growing demand from the food industry, a Singapore-based company is in the process of patenting technology and building a specific pathogen-free hatchery to increase the number of crawfish fry produced and lower their hatching mortality. This technology could change the face of global aquaculture.
One Step Closer to CRISPR-Cas9 Cancer Therapies
Although not fully deterministic for the development of cancer, certain genes – such as the BRCA1 gene, are well known to be implicated and to significantly raise a person’s cancer risk. Why is it then, that we have not heard more about CRISPR-Cas9 being developed for cancer therapies?
Better, Faster, Stronger: 5 Trends Impacting Biopharmaceutical Science
While 2020 has been an incredibly trying year, it has also resulted in notable achievements. These milestones, from vaccine development to new modalities, have transformed the biopharmaceutical industry.
What Are Totipotent Stem Cells?
Defining stem cells is important in research and in many fields where they are being used, such as in regenerative medicine and drug discovery. This article focuses on totipotent stem cells, the most potent of all stem cells, and answers fundamental questions such as: What are totipotent stem cells? Where can they be found? Can totipotent stem cells be induced artificially?
Genotype vs Phenotype: Examples and Definitions
Any organism is a by-product of both its genetic makeup and the environment. To understand this in detail, we must first appreciate some basic genetic vocabulary and concepts. Here, we provide definitions for the terms genotype and phenotype, discuss their relationship and take a look at why and how we might choose to study them.
Stay Up-to-Date With COVID-19 Diagnostics Developments
Academic and industry groups around the world have been working tirelessly to develop innovative diagnostics to identify infected individuals and help to slow the spread of the virus. Here, you'll find a list of our latest COVID-19 testing-related coverage.
Pursuing Precision Immunotherapy for Cancer: Approaches and Challenges
Technology Networks recently had the pleasure of speaking with Prof. Stephen Schoenberger of La Jolla Institute for Immunology. Schoenberger discusses the concept, promise and challenges of precision immunotherapies and explains how synthetic biology can be used to develop such therapeutics.
Harnessing Synthetic Biology Principles for Pharmaceutical Development
Technology Networks recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr Francesca Ceroni from Imperial College London, to learn more about synthetic biology approaches and technologies. Ceroni's research team applies synthetic biology principles to mammalian cell engineering for bioprocessing and cell therapy development.