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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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Monitoring tick and mosquito infections using LAMP: Screening for EEE and beyond

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

The Carlow lab’s research and development of new field-friendly diagnostics for infectious disease is empowered by the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay. A recent collaboration shows LAMP’s merits for monitoring mosquitoes for the EEE virus.

Topic: What is Trending in Science

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Guiding CRISPR/Cas13 Activity Using Chemically Modified Guides

Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2022 By Lydia Morrison, M.S.

Dr. Neville Sanjana, a core faculty member at the New York Genome Center, explains his recent collaboration and publication detailing the use of chemically modified guide RNAs to enhance CRISPR-Cas13 knockdown in human cells.

Topic: What is Trending in Science

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