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Spurred by COVID-19, Addgene Bridges Plasmid Sharing Between Academia and Industry

Posted by Various Addgenies on Jun 23, 2020 9:15:00 AM

By Susanna Bachle and Matt Takvorian

When COVID-19 researchers started working with us to help them share their reagents, we knew our role in fighting the pandemic could be even more impactful by reaching more scientists. Many members of the scientific community support open sharing. But, one critical part was missing when the COVID-19 plasmids first became available: distribution was limited to academic scientists.

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Topics: Addgene News, COVID-19

Hot Plasmids - June 2020 - Barcoded CRISPR Library, Sparse Cell Labeling, Calcineurin Reporter, and DNA Staining Dye Alternative

Posted by Various Addgenies on Jun 2, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Every few months we highlight a subset of the new plasmids in the repository through our hot plasmids articles. These articles provide brief summaries of recent plasmid deposits and we hope they'll make it easier for you to find and use the plasmids you need. If you'd ever like to write about a recent plasmid deposit please sign up here

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Topics: Hot Plasmids, Other Plasmid Tools, Plasmids

Synthesized by Ginkgo Bioworks, Shared by Addgene: SARS-CoV-2 Plasmids for Many Expression Systems

Posted by Various Addgenies on May 19, 2020 9:15:00 AM

By Will Arnold and Shreya Vedantam

Accelerating research by improving the availability of materials is a core part of our mission. In no situation is this more true than the current global pandemic in which scientists race to find vaccines, therapeutics, and other treatments to stem the spread of COVID-19. That’s why we’re proud to be working with Ginkgo Bioworks to synthesize and share SARS-CoV-2 plasmids to help academic and industrial labs accelerate research and to help find a faster solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. By the time the project is complete, Ginkgo will have synthesized approximately 3,000 constructs to support SARS-CoV-2 research.

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Topics: Plasmids, COVID-19

Hot Plasmids - March 2020 - base editors, GEVI, MoClo, and optogenetics

Posted by Various Addgenies on Mar 3, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Every few months we highlight a subset of the new plasmids in the repository through our hot plasmids articles. These articles provide brief summaries of recent plasmid deposits and we hope they'll make it easier for you to find and use the plasmids you need. If you'd ever like to write about a recent plasmid deposit please sign up here

 

 

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Topics: Hot Plasmids, Other Plasmid Tools, Plasmids

How Do I Place an Addgene Order Using a PO Number?

Posted by Various Addgenies on Feb 27, 2020 9:15:00 AM

By Natalie Mortenson and Laura O'Regan

Ordering jeans online from your favorite store is easy. Ordering genes on plasmids online is a little trickier -- but at Addgene, we try to make the process as smooth and simple as possible.

We are the Customer Support Specialists here at Addgene. If you’ve called our customer service line or sent an email to help@addgene.org, you’ve likely talked to one of us! Today we’re discussing some of our most frequently asked questions related to the ordering process:

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