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Ten ways to reduce laboratory waste

Posted on Thursday, April 1, 2021 By Nicole Kelesoglu

The best way to reduce laboratory waste is with "upstream thinking". Stop it before it starts. Here are ten actions that will help you to conserve life science lab resources and practice environmental stewardship, Earth Day and every day!

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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sustainable science, lab plastics, green lab tips, labconscious

Think differently about your molecular diagnostics partners

Posted on Monday, March 15, 2021 By Tom Evans, Ph.D. and Salvatore V. Russello, Ph.D., New England Biolabs, Inc

New England Biolabs® (NEB®) partners with customers globally to address the challenges faced by innovators developing the molecular diagnostics (MDx) technologies required to address public health and pandemic preparedness.

Topic: Tips for the lab

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scientists talking and collaborating

Dr. Peter Hotez champions low cost COVID-19 vaccines and training scientists for science communication

Posted on Monday, March 1, 2021 By Nicole Kelesoglu

NEB Passion in Science Award® Winner and vaccine researcher Dr. Peter Hotez shares how low-cost vaccine biotechnology is being used to expand COVID-19 vaccine production globally, the urgency of opposing anti-science rhetoric, and insights from his new book Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-science.

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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High Molecular Weight (HMW) DNA Extraction – minimizing a bottleneck for emerging long read sequencing applications

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

Extracting high quality, high molecular weight (HMW) DNA can be so time-consuming that it causes a bottleneck for the emerging, exciting downstream applications that require long DNA molecules as an input. Read about how scientists are addressing this bottleneck and how they are using the long read data to reveal a wealth of genomic information.

Topic: What is Trending in Science

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Glass beads for HMW DNA extraction

Harvesting improved methylome sequencing accuracy

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2020 By Nicole Kelesoglu

Plant epigenetics research is an attractive approach to enhance crops, rooted to accurate methylome analysis in a complex context. The performance of the Enzymatic Methyl-seq method merits replacing bisulfite conversion for high resolution plant methylation studies. Recently a team from the University of California Los Angeles took this leading-edge epigenomics method to task, comparing it to Whole Genome Bisulfite Sequencing (WGBS) results with Arabidopsis thaliana samples. Discover how researchers can improve studies of any eukaryotic methylome and you might become an EM-seq convert.

Topic: What is Trending in Science

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Improved methylome sequencing

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