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Jennifer Tsang

Jennifer Tsang is the Science Communications and Marketing Coordinator at Addgene.

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Deck the Lab (or Home) for Addgene’s 2020 Holiday Decorating Contest!

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Dec 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM

We’ve finally reached the end of 2020 and that means it’s time for our annual Deck The Lab holiday decorating contest! If you’re selected as a winner, you’ll receive a winter care package from Addgene. 

This year, there’s a twist. Because of COVID-19, we’re giving you the option to decorate the lab if you can do so safely, or you can decorate at home. 

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Topics: Fun at Addgene, Addgene News

Depositor Week 2020 is Happening Now. Join us!

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Nov 16, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Mark your calendars for November 16-20, 2020 for #DepositorWeek on Twitter! 

That’s today through Friday.

There will be trivia, prizes, and more!

We wanted to take a week to celebrate the scientists who make a big impact in open science. Depositors consistently contribute to our collection so that we can offer the scientific community the latest and greatest plasmid tools! Thank you depositors!

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Topics: Fun at Addgene, Addgene News

Plasmids 101: Screening Strategies Used in Plasmid Cloning

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Sep 15, 2020 9:15:00 AM

If you’re cloning a plasmid, you’ll need a way to find the needle in the haystack: the one perfect clone that contains the plasmid you’re looking for out of the many cells that don’t. One way to begin the search is by using selection strategies, where only cells that have gained or lost a specific gene survive (ex: antibiotic resistance marker). In a previous blog post, we covered how to use positive and negative selection in plasmid cloning

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Topics: Plasmids 101, Plasmid Cloning, Plasmids

Supporting Rare Disease Research with the 2020 BeHEARD Awards

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Sep 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The Rare Genomics Institute BeHEARD (Helping Empower and Accelerate Research Discoveries) Challenge provides grants for rare disease research. This year is our fourth year working with the Rare Genomics Institute by providing plasmid-based tools for rare disease research.

Congratulations to the winners! Below, we highlight their research and how they will use plasmids and viral preps from Addgene to further their work.

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Topics: Addgene News, Awards

Quantifying DNA? Here are Five DNA Quantification Methods to Consider

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Jul 21, 2020 9:15:00 AM

You’ve prepped your DNA and you’re ready to get started on the next step of your experiment. But in many cases, you won’t see any signs of DNA in your final tube after purification. How do you know if you actually have DNA in your tube without seeing it?

There are many ways to do this and the method you choose could be based on your downstream application, time, and instrument availability.

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Topics: Molecular Biology Protocols and Tips, Plasmids

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