Editorial Articles

  • Rewind Your Cellular Clock with These iPS Cell Tools

    Tools for Inducible Pluripotent Stem Cell Research

    Thursday, December 12, 2013
    iPSCs are like embryonic stem cells without the embryo. Researchers create them from more differentiated cells by the introduction of a handful of ... read more
  • Protein Purification Tools

    Protein Purification Tools

    Friday, July 26, 2013
    Whether it’s Western blotting, mass spectrometry (MS), interaction studies or any of the burgeoning fields of subproteomics, to get good results, you ... read more
  • De Novo Sequencing: Assembling a Genome from Scratch

    De Novo Sequencing

    Thursday, June 27, 2013
    A growing number of news reports attest to the power of genomic technologies to crack medical mysteries. But here’s the thing about most of these ... read more
  • Happy Birthday To You – PCR is 30 years old

    Happy 30th Birthday to PCR

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013
    Since PCR’s invention in the 1980s by chemist Kary Mullis at the Cetus Corporation, our ability to amplify specific DNA fragments is often taken for ... read more
  • Tools for Efficient Next Gen Sequencing Sample Prep

    Tools for Efficient Next Gen Sequencing Sample Prep

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Next generation sequencing sample preparation tools are available from both sequencer manufacturers and third-party vendors. These reagent kits ... read more
  • Apoptosis Assays

    Apoptosis Assays

    Thursday, January 27, 2011
    Eukaryotic cells have a dramatic way of removing themselves when their time has come. A pre-planned cellular suicide known as programmed cell death, ... read more
  • Genome-wide Genotyping and Analysis

    Genome-wide Genotyping and Analysis

    Wednesday, October 06, 2010
    The holy grail of genotyping is to analyze the genetic profile of an individual patient in the clinic, and use the results to target the most ... read more
  • Epigenetics


    Wednesday, September 08, 2010
    Within each human genome is a record of that individual's genetic past, and a glimpse into their future. Yet it is only a glimpse. A few high-profile ... read more
  • Automated Nucleic Acid Purification—Getting More for Less, and Faster

    Automated Nucleic Acid Purification—Getting More for Less, and Faster

    Wednesday, September 01, 2010
    Many biology students remember the introductory lab in which they “purified” some DNA. Looking at the lump of goo that might have originated in ... read more
  • Comparative Genomic Hybridization: More Data, More Power

    Comparative Genomic Hybridization: More Data, More Power

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
    Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) is a long name for a process that has happily become shortened and vastly more productive in the past few ... read more
  • Copy Number Analysis

    Copy Number Analysis

    Wednesday, August 04, 2010
    Copy number analysis is beginning to supplement or replace older forms of genomic analysis such as SNP analysis and microarray analysis. New ... read more
  • Sequence Capture

    Sequence Capture

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    Ten years after the first draft human genome was announced, genomic science is finally beginning to pay dividends in the healthcare arena. A few ... read more
  • High Resolution Melt

    High Resolution Melt

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010
    High resolution melt (HRM) analysis is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” special twists on basic nucleotide behavior during PCR, in which ... read more
  • Phosphorylation Analysis

    Phosphorylation Analysis

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010
    Not that long ago, analyzing the phosphorylation of a given cellular protein could best be described as painful. If a researcher wanted to know ... read more
  • Apoptosis: New Tools to Tease Out Complex Pathways

    Apoptosis: New Tools to Tease Out Complex Pathways

    Tuesday, June 01, 2010
    Apoptosis – programmed cell death – is a cell’s way of politely kicking the bucket when its time has come. A vital part of nearly all normal processes... read more
  • Faster Cell Counting

    Faster Cell Counting

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010
    If you've ever worked with cell cultures, you probably know the agony of manual cell counting. It's a fact of life in the cell culture hood: Before ... read more