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What is the difference between intron-encoded and retroviral reverse transcriptases?

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

Read about the difference between retroviral reverse transcriptases and group II intron-encoded reverse transcriptases and why one is a better choice for cDNA synthesis from long transcripts.

Topic: Tips for the lab, What is Trending in Science

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Getting started with loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

Are you thinking about using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) but still have questions? In this blog post, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get about LAMP. 

Topic: Tips for the lab, What is Trending in Science

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Four tips for PCR amplification of GC-rich sequences

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

GC-rich DNA sequences can be difficult to amplify. In this blog post, we've outlined four key considerations from NEB scientists to troubleshoot your GC-rich PCR.

Topic: Tips for the lab

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The right STEM program can open the door to a STEM career

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2022 By Lydia Morrison, M.S.

This blog will walk you through how to identify nearby programs that can introduce students to future careers in biology related fields.

Topic: Career advice, What is Trending in Science

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Which DNA ligase is the best choice for DNA assembly?

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2022 By Nicole Kelesoglu

NEB researcher Katie Bilotti Ph.D. shares how deep characterization of end joining reactions reveals that ligase choice is vital for optimizing DNA assembly reactions, and more.

Topic: What is Trending in Science, Tips for the lab

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