Optical Genome Mapping Works Well in Detecting Cancer Risk
Optical Genome Mapping Works Well in Detecting Cancer Risk
The relatively new technique for visually detecting chromosomal variants associated with disease risk performs at least as well as more established techniques in two recent studies.
Optical Genome Mapping Works Well in Detecting Cancer Risk
Optical Genome Mapping Works Well in Detecting Cancer Risk

The relatively new technique for visually detecting chromosomal variants associated with disease risk performs at least as well as more established techniques in two recent studies.

The relatively new technique for visually detecting chromosomal variants associated with disease risk performs at least as well as more established techniques in two recent studies.

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Accelerating qPCR Set-Up with Automated Pipetting
Accelerating qPCR Set-Up with Automated Pipetting
INTEGRA BIOSCIENCE | Jul 23, 2021
How electronic pipettes and pipetting robots can streamline qPCR set-up for faster and more reproducible results
How Early-Morning Light Exposure Makes Mice Less Depressed
How Early-Morning Light Exposure Makes Mice Less Depressed
Bianca Nogrady | Jul 22, 2021
A light-sensitive gene involved in regulating the body clock may also influence mood, mediating the effect of light.
Researchers Find DNA “Borgs” in Methane-Chomping Archaea
Researchers Find DNA “Borgs” in Methane-Chomping Archaea
Stephanie Melchor | Jul 20, 2021
Massive extrachromosomal elements named after the hive-minded cyborg villains in Star Trek may be the first of their kind.
Humans Can Survive Without Key Autophagy Gene
Humans Can Survive Without Key Autophagy Gene
Stephanie Melchor | Jul 19, 2021
Loss of the protein ATG7 is fatal in mice, but not always for people—although it is linked to human neurodevelopmental disorders, researchers report.
My Daughter’s First Pet—the Next Big Model Organism?
My Daughter’s First Pet—the Next Big Model Organism?
Christie Wilcox | Jul 15, 2021
Bettas were likely the first fish welcomed into human homes. Now, scientists are welcoming them into the lab to learn how genes dictate their appearance and behavior.
WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing
WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing
Stephanie Melchor | Jul 12, 2021
The guidance comes after two years of consulting with hundreds of stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, religious leaders, patient groups, and scientists.
Targeted DNA Sequencing: Probing for Answers
Targeted DNA Sequencing: Probing for Answers
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Roche | Jul 8, 2021
A focused investigation for more in-depth answers.
Evolutionary Biologist Richard Lewontin Dies at 92
Evolutionary Biologist Richard Lewontin Dies at 92
Stephanie Melchor | Jul 8, 2021
The Harvard University evolutionary biologist pioneered the use of protein gel electrophoresis to study molecular genetics.  
Tuna Story Exposes Challenges of Seafood Authentication
Tuna Story Exposes Challenges of Seafood Authentication
Christie Wilcox | Jul 1, 2021
A New York Times investigation’s failure to amplify tuna DNA from Subway’s tuna salad sandwiches likely says more about the complexities of identifying processed fish than about the ingredients.
Opinion: Hunting a Changing Virus
Opinion: Hunting a Changing Virus
Libusha Kelly | Jul 1, 2021
A broad and nimble sequencing program is necessary to track, anticipate, and quash SARS-CoV-2 and other dangerous pathogens that threaten humanity.
The Promise of Spatial Transcriptomics in Exploring Chronic Liver Disease
The Promise of Spatial Transcriptomics in Exploring Chronic Liver Disease
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with 10x Genomics | Jun 30, 2021
Prakash Ramachandran discusses using spatial transcriptomics to understand liver fibrosis and what he can learn from analyzing biobanked tissue samples.
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“Dragon Man” May Replace Neanderthal as Our Closest Relative
“Dragon Man” May Replace Neanderthal as Our Closest Relative
Amanda Heidt | Jun 25, 2021
A massive, well-preserved skull discovered in China in the 1930s belongs to a new species called Homo longi, researchers report, but experts remain skeptical about the evidence.
Automating Next-Generation Library Preparation
Automating Next-Generation Library Preparation
Analytik Jena | Jun 25, 2021
An automated pipetting platform facilitates convenient hands-off, efficient DNA library preparation for next-generation sequencing.
Detecting Methylation with a Highly Sensitive Workflow
Detecting Methylation with a Highly Sensitive Workflow
Twist Bioscience | Jun 22, 2021
Enzymatic conversion and hybrid capture target enrichment combine to optimize methylation sequencing.
Reaching Greater PCR Speeds, Specificity, and Fidelity
Reaching Greater PCR Speeds, Specificity, and Fidelity
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma | Jun 21, 2021
A new KOD polymerase enables sub-15 minute PCR protocols
Aquarium Jellyfish Turns Out to Be Undescribed Species
Aquarium Jellyfish Turns Out to Be Undescribed Species
Lisa Winter | Jun 18, 2021
The newly characterized “elegant jellyfish,” roughly the size of a human hand, had been on display in two aquariums in Japan for more than a decade.
Detecting SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater with qPCR
Detecting SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater with qPCR
Analytik Jena | Jun 16, 2021
Special steps are needed to optimize qPCR results for wastewater analysis and surveillance.
Deadly Facial Tumors Spur Tasmanian Devil Evolution: Study
Deadly Facial Tumors Spur Tasmanian Devil Evolution: Study
Christie Wilcox | Jun 16, 2021
The largest study to date of the animals’ genetics provides robust evidence that they are adapting to survive a highly lethal, contagious cancer scientists feared would cause their extinction.
Automating Nucleic Acid Quantification and Normalization
Automating Nucleic Acid Quantification and Normalization
Tecan | Jun 16, 2021
An integrated system rapidly measures DNA and RNA without sample loss.