Aquarium Jellyfish Turns Out to Be Undescribed Species
Aquarium Jellyfish Turns Out to Be Undescribed Species
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.
Aquarium Jellyfish Turns Out to Be Undescribed Species
Aquarium Jellyfish Turns Out to Be Undescribed Species

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.

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.

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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
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.
Spike Protein Deletions Linked to COVID-19 Surges: Preprint
Spike Protein Deletions Linked to COVID-19 Surges: Preprint
Alejandra Manjarrez | Jun 15, 2021
Researchers find that surges in COVID-19 case numbers are associated with deletions in the SARS-CoV-2 genome in an antigenic site of the spike protein. Some of these mutations are present in vaccine breakthrough infections or reinfections.
Transforming Multichannel Pipettes
Transforming Multichannel Pipettes
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Eppendorf | Jun 15, 2021
Multichannel pipettes with adjustable tip spacing increase the efficiency and reproducibility of high-throughput experiments.
How Deep Can We Go? Multi-Omic Approaches to Biological Questions
How Deep Can We Go? Multi-Omic Approaches to Biological Questions
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jun 10, 2021
Benjamin Haibe-Kains and Rachelly Normand showcase how they use multi-omic approaches to fight both old and new diseases.
Nearly Complete Human Genome Sequenced
Nearly Complete Human Genome Sequenced
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2021
In a preprint, researchers fill in some of the holes left in the first draft of the human genetic code, published at the turn of the century.
WHO Updates the Nomenclature of SARS-CoV-2 Variants
WHO Updates the Nomenclature of SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Lisa Winter | Jun 1, 2021
Rather than being described by the location of where they emerged or an alphanumeric code, variants will be given a Greek letter.
Many Bacteria and Archaea Promoters Work Forward and Backward
Many Bacteria and Archaea Promoters Work Forward and Backward
Jack J. Lee | May 28, 2021
New analyses find that divergent transcription, in which one promoter directs the expression of two adjacent genes oriented in opposite directions, is conserved across all domains of life.
Farmed Atlantic Salmon Likely Passed Virus to Wild Pacific Salmon
Farmed Atlantic Salmon Likely Passed Virus to Wild Pacific Salmon
Abby Olena | May 27, 2021
New genomic analyses reveal that piscine orthoreovirus first came to the Pacific in 1989, around the same time that salmon farms in the area started importing Atlantic salmon eggs from Europe.
<em>The Scientist</em> Speaks - Thieves on the Inside: Viral Control of Host Gene Expression
The Scientist Speaks - Thieves on the Inside: Viral Control of Host Gene Expression
The Scientist Creative Services Team | May 25, 2021
Britt Glaunsinger discusses how viruses steal from their hosts to take over cellular processes and promote their own survival.
FDA-Led Consortium Details Improvements Needed in Liquid Biopsies
FDA-Led Consortium Details Improvements Needed in Liquid Biopsies
Marcus A. Banks | May 19, 2021
In the largest effort to date to standardize performance metrics of the cancer diagnostic across products, researchers say the products can likely detect advanced tumors reliably, but early-stage malignancies would remain a challenge.
100-Year-Old Lungs Yield Genetic Samples of 1918 Flu Viruses
100-Year-Old Lungs Yield Genetic Samples of 1918 Flu Viruses
Christie Wilcox | May 18, 2021
Influenza RNA sequences from three sets of lungs preserved in formalin since 1918 provide new insights into the deadly pandemic.
Bio-Rad Launches the SEQuoia RiboDepletion Kit for Next-Generation Sequencing
Bio-Rad Launches the SEQuoia RiboDepletion Kit for Next-Generation Sequencing
Bio-Rad Laboratories | May 18, 2021
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the launch of the SEQuoia RiboDepletion Kit, which improves assay efficiency by eliminating irrelevant ribosomal RNA (rRNA) fragments from an RNA-Seq library.
Coronavirus Mutations Could Muddle COVID-19 PCR Tests
Coronavirus Mutations Could Muddle COVID-19 PCR Tests
Jack J. Lee | May 17, 2021
Researchers find that SARS-CoV-2 variants can evade primer-probe sets and recommend that diagnostic assays include multiple targets for reliability.
A Multipurpose Gene Facilitates the Evolution of an Animal Weapon
A Multipurpose Gene Facilitates the Evolution of an Animal Weapon
Viviane Callier | May 11, 2021
A single gene called BMP11 regulates not only the size and proportions of a water strider’s massively long third legs, but also how it uses the limbs in fights.
Overcoming Challenges in Cell-Based Research
Overcoming Challenges in Cell-Based Research
The Scientist Creative Services Team | May 11, 2021
Lessons learned from rare diseases