Genomics
New 4D visualization shows epigenetic processes unfold over time
Scientists have developed a new visualization method to construct 4D models of X chromosome inactivation, lending insight into gene expression and opening new pathways to drug treatments for gene-based disorders and diseases. The findings are being published on October 8 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Read More
Beckman debuts Emnetik system for plasma prep and PCR cleanup
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has launched the Emnetik system, which simplifies plasmid preparation and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) cleanup. The system consists of the Emnetik 24 benchtop device and accompanying PCR cleanup and plasmid purification kits. Read More
How challenging risky ideas fuels the research ecosystem
If you knew that an experiment would fail, would it be worthwhile to conduct if it had the potential to challenge fundamental hypotheses about science? In a recent interview with ScienceBoard.net, world-renowned Stanford University scientist and serial entrepreneur Stephen Quake, PhD, discussed the value of basic research and his contributions to the biomedical field. Read More
KromaTiD launches mapping service for human genome in single cells
KromaTiD has launched a new product called dGH Screen for mapping the human genome in single cells. The tool uses the company's proprietary directional genomic hybridization (dGH) technology, a platform for measuring genomic structure and structural variation. Read More
'Dimmable' switch for gene therapy shows potential for rare diseases
A new alternative splicing system called Xon can modulate levels of protein expression in gene therapy, much like a dimmer switch. The invention addresses a major shortcoming of most gene therapies, which is the ability to regulate gene expression levels in diseases like spinal muscular atrophy. Read More
Rice to establish Genetic Design and Engineering Center
Researchers at Rice University have received a five-year, $4 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to establish a new Genetic Design and Engineering Center. Read More
New England Biolabs launches NEBNext immune sequencing kits
New England Biolabs has launched NEBNext immune sequencing kits, which are available for human or mouse samples to allow for B-cell and/or T-cell repertoire analysis of infections, the company announced. Read More
Harvard launches Pluto Biosciences collaboration platform
The Harvard Wyss Institute has launched Pluto Biosciences, a new startup offering a cloud-based collaboration platform for researchers that incorporates technology developed within the institute's Predictive Bioanalytics Initiative. Read More
PerkinElmer releases new KRAS investigation kits
PerkinElmer has released four new test kits designed to help researchers better understand KRAS protein structures and mutations. The kits will enable cancer researchers to accelerate the identification and optimization of therapeutic leads, the company said. Read More
Antisense oligonucleotide therapies get delivered across the blood-brain barrier
Researchers have demonstrated that heteroduplex oligonucleotide drugs conjugated with cholesterol efficiently cross the blood-brain barrier and can be used to treat central nervous system diseases. The findings were published in Nature Biotechnology on August 12. Read More
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