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Congrats to the 2019 Deck The Lab Winners

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Jan 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The holidays may be over, but signs of holiday spirit still linger (despite the unseasonably warm weather we had last weekend). We’ve spent the last week perusing the Deck The Lab contest submissions on Twitter and Instagram and we’re excited to share these creative entries as the winners of the 2019 contest.

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Topics: Fun at Addgene, Addgene News

Droplet Digital PCR for AAV Quantitation

Posted by Kate Harten DeMaio on Jan 16, 2020 9:18:58 AM

Since Addgene began producing AAV vector preparations, we have used quantitative PCR to evaluate the physical titer of our preps. We often repeat this assay to confirm that our results are accurate. But what if we could repeat this assay 10,000 times to ensure that our titers were as accurate as possible? This is where droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) comes in.

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Topics: Viral Vectors, Viral Vector Protocols and Tips, AAV

Early Career Researcher Toolbox: Finding Relevant Papers

Posted by Beth Kenkel on Jan 9, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Finding research papers is not particularly hard. There are millions of them. The real challenge is finding relevant papers. The latest installment of the Early Career Researcher Toolbox will highlight four tools for finding journal articles related to your actual interests while also staying on top of the ever expanding body of biomedical literature!

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Topics: Science Careers, Early Career Researcher, Scientific Publishing

Help Us Name Blugene’s New Virus Friend

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Jan 7, 2020 8:55:00 AM

Our mascot who has supported us over the past eight years now has a new friend to join them. Blugene would like you to meet... 

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Topics: Fun at Addgene, Addgene News

Our Most Popular Blog Posts from 2019

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Dec 31, 2019 9:26:00 AM

Farewell 2019, and hello 2020! As we're gearing up to start a new decade, we’re also looking back at the last year of scientific discovery. We’ve documented many new tools on the Addgene blog and have created and updated guides on various topics in biology over the past year: CRISPR, optogenetics, chemogenetics, plasmids, fluorescent proteins, careers, and more. These resources can now be found in one place: the Educational Resources page.

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Addgene News

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