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Addgene’s Newest Way to Speed Your Research: The Cloning Grade DNA Service

Posted by Paolo Colombi on Jul 28, 2020 9:15:00 AM

What if after ordering a plasmid you didn't have to grow the bacteria and prep the plasmid before you begin your cloning experiment? What if after receiving the plasmid from Addgene you could directly start your digest, PCR, or transformation? 

Great news. A subset of our collection has been prepared as part of our new cloning grade DNA service and is ready to use out of the box.

We estimate that providing cloning grade DNA could save scientists up to three days of work. We’ve taken care of all the steps going from streaking to a single colony to DNA extraction and quantification so that you can focus on what you want to do with your plasmid without spending time and resources in preparative experiments. 

We’re excited to begin offering this service to further contribute to our mission to “accelerate research and discovery.”

Here are the details.

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Topics: Addgene News, Plasmid Cloning, Plasmids

Meet an Addgenie: Insights into Grad School, Career Paths, and More

Posted by Lauren Flynn on Jun 25, 2020 9:15:00 AM

My name is Lauren Flynn and I am currently wrapping up my co-op with Addgene as a DNA Sequencing Analyst intern. As a member of the Quality Control team, I help make sure the plasmids that go out our doors are correct.

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Addgene News

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

Meet the New Addgene Board Members!

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Apr 28, 2020 9:14:14 AM

This year, Addgene welcomes three new members to the Board of Directors: Khandan Baradaran, Frank Stegmeier, and Luk Vandenberghe. We’re excited to grow the team and bring on scientists with a diverse set of experiences. Let’s meet the newest board members and get to know them!

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Addgene News

Vote for Your Favorite Name for Blugene’s Virus Friend

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Feb 13, 2020 9:34:14 AM

Updated March 6, 2020.

After months of input and polling, Blugene's new virus friend finally has a name! We thank you for your participation in suggesting names and voting in our poll.

Now, we'd like you to meet.....

*drumroll*

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Topics: Fun at Addgene, Addgene News

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