Here we adapt digital droplet PCR to operate under COLD-PCR conditions, thereby preferentially amplifying mutation-containing sequences in droplets. COLD-PCR enables amplicons with mutations at any position to be amplified preferentially, while wild-type samples are preferentially suppressed. The preferentially amplified sequences can subsequently be sequenced. We validate the merging of technologies in serially diluted TP53 and KRAS mutated sequences. By merging COLD-PCR and digital -PCR technologies we enable digital mutation scanning, a new frontier for digital-PCR. A single reaction can now interrogate numerous mutations, and replaces multiple individual digital-PCR reactions.
Knowledge-Based Identification of Plant Stress Regulators
Video Jan 19, 2015
Dr Ben Goult, a researcher from the University of Kent's School of Biosciences, has proposed a new theory for understanding brain and memory function. It suggests that the brain is a giant supercomputer, running a form of binary code. Neuroscience News and Research spoke to Ben to find out more.