New England Biolabs Introduces NEBNext® Oligo Modules
News Feb 21, 2012
Designed for maximum flexibility, two NEBNext Oligo Modules are now available: the NEBNext Multiplex Oligos Module includes the adaptor and 12 barcode PCR primers; the NEBNext Singleplex Oligos Module includes the adaptor and primers for singleplex library preparation, and is also compatible with custom barcode PCR primers. Both NEBNext Oligo Modules are compatible with standard library preparation protocols and reagents, including the NEBNext sets and modules for DNA, ChIP-Seq and mRNA.
NEBNext products are a series of highly pure and cost-effective reagents that facilitate DNA and RNA library preparation for downstream applications, such as next generation sequencing. All reagents undergo stringent quality controls and functional validation by sequencing, ensuring maximum yield, convenience and value.
The NEBNext Oligo Modules are being introduced at the 2012 Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting, which is taking place February 15-18th, in Marco Island, Florida.
Mechanism Controlling Multiple Sclerosis Risk IdentifiedNews
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a new mechanism of a major risk gene for multiple sclerosis (MS) that triggers disease through so-called epigenetic regulation. They also found a protective genetic variant that reduces the risk for MS through the same mechanism.
Antarctic Worm and Machine Learning Help Identify Cerebral Palsy EarlierNews
A research team has released a study in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Bioinformatics showing that DNA methylation patterns in circulating blood cells can be used to help identify spastic cerebral palsy (CP) patients. The technique which makes use of machine learning, data science and even analysis of Antarctic worms, raises hopes for earlier targeted CP therapies.
Ancient Syphilis Genomes Decoded for First TimeNews
Researchers recovered three genomes of the bacterium Treponema pallidum from skeletal remains from colonial-era Mexico, and were able to distinguish the subspecies that causes syphilis from the subspecies that causes yaws. It was not previously thought possible to recover DNA from this bacterium from ancient samples.