Category: genomics

Going Fishing for lung cancer gene mutations

OGT probes for fluorescence in situ hybridisation (Fish) analyses

TWO new CE-IVD labelled fluorescence in situ hybridisation (Fish) probes have expanded Oxford Gene Technology lung cancer portfolio. The Cytocell Aquarius ROS1 Plus breakapart and RET breakapart probes are said to specifically and accurately detect rearrangements in the genome associated…

ChIP assay kits accelerate genomic research

Chromatrap says its new ChIP assays have uses in qPCR and DNA sequencing

A RANGE of optimised chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay kits for use in genome research has been launched by Chromatrap, a subsidiary of Porvair Sciences. The new Chromatrap ChIP assays have uses in many areas of genomic research, including qPCR and…

Extract genomic DNA from plant tissue more efficiently

Amsbio's MagSi-DNA Vegetal kit is a two-stage process for genomic DNA extraction from plants

MAGNETIC bead technology has been applied in various laboratory activities, often bringing advantages in terms of speed and convenience when separating samples into compounds of interest. Amsbio says its new MagSi-DNA Vegetal kit brings the convenience and cost effectiveness of…

CRISPR cloning kits for precise genome editing

Highly targeted gener editing is promised with Amsbio's Crispr gRNA lentivector cloning kits

CRISPR/Cas gene editing is a relatively new technique which offers high accuracy in gene targeting and better target sequence selection, with less complexity and less off-target toxicity than previous genome editing technologies. Amsbio provides a standalone premade Cas9 expression lentivirus,…

Capture gene bands without cutting

Isolating individual bands from electrophoresis gels usually involves manually cutting them free, a slow process that can be prone to cross contamination. Gel Company says its new GeneCatcher provides a simpler, inexpensive, one-handed method of removing bands. Simply push a…

Venter to deliver keynote at Synbiobeta SF 2014

SYNBIOBETA has announced that bio-pioneer Craig Venter will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual SynBioBeta SF 2014 conference, to be held 13-15 November 2014 at Mission Bay Conference Center. Venter founded and leads the J Craig Venter Institute…

Combined CGH and SNP analysis makes for faster research

COMPARATIVE genomic hybridisation plus single nucleotide polymorphism microarray analysis is now being offered by Wicell, a non-profit organisation and leading distributor of human pluripotent stem cells, using the Agilent SurePrint G3 Human Genome CGH+SNP microarray. Unlike previous assays that required…

Latest gene expression analysis technologies compared

A FREELY-downloadable white paper from Plexpress discusses the various gene expression analysis  technologies now commercially available, in order says the company to “help scientists make an informed choice”. Plexpress has its own high-throughput gene expression analysis platform, called Trac, which…