Publication: Bio Techniques

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Of Gene Drives and Jurassic Park

In the 1993 sci-fi blockbuster Jurassic Park , there’s a key exchangewhere Malcolm warns Hammond that the animals he cleverly designed willinevitably escape and reproduce, despite geneticists’ attempts to blockthose eventualities. “Life finds a way,” ... [Published Bio Techniques - 5 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Special Series: Manuscript Tips—Abstract Writing Part 2: Too Much Too Soon?

08/19/2014Nathan S. BlowHow much information should be in my Abstract? Find out...In the second installment of our summer manuscript tip series, we again focus our attention on the Abstract, asking: How much information is too much? This is an important ... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Long-Term Analysis of Many Single Cells

08/19/2014Janelle Weaver, Ph.D.A portable, inexpensive microfluidic device allows researchers to simultaneously monitor a large number of single cells for days. How will measuring cellular processes over long timescales improve research and diagnosti ... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

BioSpotlight / Citations

Nathan Blow, Ph.D.and Nijsje Dorman, Ph.D.BioTechniques, Vol. 57, No. 2, August 2014, p. 57MAXING OUT BARCODESA major challenge when it comes to next-generation sequencing (NGS) is the high degree of throughput possible with current systems. For smaller ... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Top Ten News Articles: Spiders and Dinosaurs and Eels, Oh My!

Scientists rely heavily on animals—both model animals and unusual ones—for biomedical research. Over the first half of 2014, a multitude of developments and discoveries were made with the... ... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Designated Drivers

08/14/2014George OchoaJust like humans, worms lose their inhibitions when drunk. But now researchers have shown that some worms can be made to stay sober while their peers get drunk. Will this information lead to reliable designated drivers? Find ou ... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Development in a Dish

08/13/2014Janelle Weaver, PhDSimply changing the geometry of a culture surface can drastically change the differentiation of embryonic stem cells, even resulting in different fates for cells in the same culture dish. How will this discovery be harnessed ... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Alternative method of allelic discrimination

Abstract5′ nuclease assays for allelic discrimination use both a wild-type and a mutant probe. Here we present a new method for genotyping by 5′ nuclease assays that dispenses with the mutant probe, using the wild-type probe together with a probe for ... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Next-generation sequencing of multiple individuals per barcoded library by deconvolution of sequenced amplicons using endonuclease fragment analysis

Jeppe D. Andersen ,Vania Pereira ,Carlotta Pietroni ,Martin Mikkelsen ,Peter Johansen ,Claus Børsting ,and Niels MorlingSection of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, ... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

From the Editor

As summer rumbles to a close, we thought it would be a good time to update you on a few upcoming developments at BioTechniques.“The Moments” Series: OK, let's start with something special. The history of biology is rife with colorful characters making ... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

FOUND IN TRANSLATION

Sarah A. Webb, Ph.D.BioTechniques, Vol. 57, No. 2, August 2014, pp. 58–61AbstractIn the quest to move more basic research discoveries into the clinic, the medical community is building training programs to help researchers gain “translational” skills. ... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Top Ten Peer-Reviewed Articles

08/01/2014From NGS library construction to optimal sorting of mitotic cells, BioTechniques has presented you with ample new methods to improve your research this year. Here we list our ten most popular peer-reviewed papers, based on downloads, from the ... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 01 2014]
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Of Gene Drives and Jurassic Park [Published Bio Techniques - 5 hours ago]
Special Series: Manuscript Tips—Abstract Writin... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 19 2014]
Long-Term Analysis of Many Single Cells [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 19 2014]
BioSpotlight / Citations [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 18 2014]
Top Ten News Articles: Spiders and Dinosaurs an... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 15 2014]
Designated Drivers [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 14 2014]
Development in a Dish [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 13 2014]
FOUND IN TRANSLATION [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 09 2014]
From the Editor [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 09 2014]
Next-generation sequencing of multiple individu... [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 09 2014]
Alternative method of allelic discrimination [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 09 2014]
Top Ten Peer-Reviewed Articles [Published Bio Techniques - Aug 01 2014]
A New Window into Tumors [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 31 2014]
Sequence in the Clouds [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 31 2014]
Follow the Mutations [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 29 2014]
The Quest for New Fluorescent Proteins [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 24 2014]
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Electric Fish: the Shocking Truth [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 18 2014]
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Stem Cells Go Head-to-Head [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 15 2014]
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