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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.....


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An Inside Look into Addgene's Dev Team

Posted by Sophia K. Cheng on Jan 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM

When you think of Addgene, chances are software development is not one of the things that comes to mind. The truth is, there is a lot of software development happening at Addgene under the hood. A significant portion of our development may not be visible to users like yourselves but you have definitely reaped the benefits. We support everyone that works with Addgene in some way. For users, we just released a major redesign of how search works on our site. For Addgenies, development includes everything from tracking plasmids from the moment a deposit kit is sent to a depositor, to streamlining the order fulfillment process to reduce viral order fulfilment from an average of 40 minutes to 10 minutes. While users can’t tangibly see these improvements, you are benefited with reassurance your plasmids will not get lost in a freezer and your viral orders are being fulfilled more quickly. As Addgene grows and evolves, we will be here to increase all of our teams’ efficiency and productivity. Get to know our software development team and the development process at Addgene.

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Addgene News

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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Help Us Name Blugene’s New Virus Friend

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

UPDATE: The contest is now closed. Stay tuned to see the finalists and vote for your favorite!

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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