SciGene Introduces New aCGH Training Course
News Oct 07, 2009
Participants learn how to prepare high quality fluorescently labeled gDNA then set up, hybridize and wash microarrays ready for analysis.
The innovative coursework provides improved methods for quality assessment and fragmentation of gDNA, fluorescent labeling/purification of DNA targets, preparation and loading of hybridization samples, and post-hybridization slide washing and drying.
Dr. Michael Herrler, Course Director, said, “We are excited to offer this innovative course for laboratories running or starting to run aCGH tests so they can improve test reliability and lower costs by discovering better methods to enhance microarray results and analyze clinical DNA samples”.
The course is held monthly at the Microarray Training Center in Sunnyvale, California. All participants receive a detailed training guide, reagent and equipment specifications for manual, partially automated and fully automated processing, a certificate of completion and array data on DVD for analyzed samples. Microarrays, reagents, labware and equipment are provided.
The first class starts November 3, 2009 with other classes scheduled for December 1, 2009 and January 5, 2010.
In a new study in cells, University of Illinois researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell’s internal machinery to skip over a small portion of a gene when transcribing it into a template for protein building. This gives researchers a way not only to eliminate a mutated gene sequence, but to influence how the gene is expressed and regulated.
Researchers published today a detailed description of the complete genome of bread wheat, the world's most widely-cultivated crop. This work will pave the way for the production of wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges, with higher yields, enhanced nutritional quality and improved sustainability.